Breaking the spell: OD&D as a poor game
Finally someone has the courage to utter the truth: here.
I dislike OD&D as well, there are a lot of alternatives to it. And there WERE several alternatives from the very beginning of the hobby.
But everyone is hypnotized by it.
One reason is, it has an aura (undeserved) of being sort of something mystic. This is due to the fact that it was the first fantasy rpg. Had it been Runequest the first, the result would be the same, we would all bow down before it today,without thinking, without judgement, like before an idol of stone.