I wanted to highlight this excellent and relevant post over at Bio Break: Yes, they are better. Or not. Does it matter?
The last couple weeks I was considering 'better' in terms of mechanics and reached the conclusion that for all but the most extreme cases, there are not good or bad mechanics. Instead there are mechanics which fit a player or not. So better and worse are individual cases, not broad, community-wide truths.
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