Do you remember at some points in your life when you were listening megadeth some old rocker would tell you led zeppelin is the best and thats how that music should be,
it feels exactly same when an old person claims about how 2nd edition was better or3rd or whatever smile

The only good thing with that was probably different weapons got different speeds.

Like everything else DnD evolves with positives and negatives depending on your point of view.
Anygame should be using the latest edition avilable tbh, it is out dated otherwise as a start.
It can be changed /modified, according to designing needs which will also give an oppotunity to fix what you see wrong.