Am I the only one that finds this type of softball article a joke?
Ooooh, look! Cook and WotC are riding in on their white horse to preserve D&D's past!
What a slap in the face. It's this type of article that, I'd argue, continues to drive people away as much as bring them back. I'm not looking for an olive branch.
The grassroots who play, write, create, DM, and publish Gygax's D&D are the people intent on preserving the past. Anything else is tokenism.
Sorry folks, this sort of thing just entrenches me further.