I've been reading a lot of BS lately, both in posts and comments, about level limits and level draining in D&D. Most of the comments are directed toward Old School games but some are also directed to Monte's shameful 5e post where he threw out the baby with the bathwater:
For example, it would be difficult to imagine that THAC0 would make a comeback. Armor Class values going down to represent them getting better. System shock rolls. Racial level limits...
For the record, I have zero problem with level limits. I prefer to play dwarves if the rolls go that way. I've played dwarves (and other demi-humans) for a long time. They have all had level limits. There's no crying, moaning, or god-damn belly-aching. I've yet to have a demi-human actually reach a level limit. Our games are too lethal.
I also have no problem with level draining (as those of you who have read Barrowmaze already know). Guess what? If you don't want to be drained a level - lift tail and run the fuck away. I am cowardly enough to know there's a time to get the F outta dodge. Hell, stab a hireling or fellow PC to slow him down to make good your escape (you want to play with me now, don't you? lol). Do what you gotta do. I'm looking forward to the day I get level drained to zero and rise as a unholy member of the undead! Huzzah!
Moral of the story. I think some folks need to stop the "my tummy hurts" nonsense and just play the damn game.