So somefaggot I know wants to play D&D. I've never played before. For someday fucking reason he wants me to play. Everyone thinks D&D is shit.
>everyone thinks it's shit.
That's a huge generalization there, anon.
He was probably just talking about the people he plays with.
If anything, everyone knows D&D is fine, and only the lowest nerds spend their time complaining about it.
>everyone knows D&D is fine
I don't think you picked a representative sample for gaming on a global scale, but you're right.
Almost every time I hear complaints about D&D, they're the result of the players, not the system. The two most common issues that arise are with minmaxers whom the DM doesn't ever rein in or with players who go nuts because they don't think outside the box (use your skills and make ability checks once in a while).