Earlier this morning, I posted a rant about last night's 5e session. The rant was angry and kind of mean, so I pulled it. (I have players who read this blog) Let me boil it down:
Bards in 5e have an ability called "Cutting Words," a reaction ability that lets a bard reduce an opponent's attack roll. When I ruled that "cutting words" would have no effect on an opponent with no ability to comprehend said words, one of the players got upset. She quoted the rulebook at me and I said "I give zero fucks what the book says." I could've been more adult about it, but arguing with players over the minutiae of spells and abilities grinds my patience down very, very quickly.
With 5e, there's a lot of minutiae. It's not as bad as 4e, and it doesn't seem to be as bad as I remember 3.5, but nonetheless, the mechanics have prompted more arguments and negotiations than any of the older editions I've played.
5e is functional and I have a ready supply of players. It isn't horrible the way 4e was horrible and it aggravates me less than 3.5 or 3.0...
...but I know now that it will never take the place of the older editions for me. This edition is one that I can live with, but that's about as far as it's going for me.