Well, 4E reminds me a lot of BD&D. That's how I was introduced to the game. And my black box came with a gridded map and cardboard minis. To me, 4E feels like someone took all the good stuff from every edition, left out all the bad stuff, and then somehow managed to make it all balanced and cohesive. And that is in regards to mechanics and lore. I've enjoyed reading all of the tidbits of history just as much as playing the game.