... whereas bitchy comments in a neighbouring sub-forum are far better, eh? No worries though, we all get very emotional over our RPGs - investing so much love and time into them does these kinda things.
I posted earlier in this thread. All I'm seeing on the same thread on the TOR forum is the usual (tiresome) discussion about whether the Balrog has wings or not (and, if it does, whether they are real or not). There are a mere handful of people that have expressed a dislike of combining books/systems, if that many, but I think a total one person, that's one person, has said if that happens then they're done with the game. So, that's one person with an, I'm outta here, response. Their loss. Most people have been okay with the idea - at least for the Moria book; understanding the commercials and costs of getting a boxed set produced.
I think you're both seeing things that aren't really there, at least with regards to dual system books. And for the record, I'm one of those that is against the idea outside of the boxed set.