Tonight I found myself back on the Shadowrun subreddit. There's a sticky post that's trying to answer the question "Which is the best edition?" in a style that isn't about flamewars. Laudable.
What I'm shocked by is that there isn't anybody whose written a defense of 2nd edition. On a night when I have more time I need to take a stab at it.
We come here in search of a place to express our thoughts outside of the direct control and surveillance of unaccountable, mega-corporations. There is no common theme that binds us other than these being the bonds we've chosen rather than those that have been chosen for us.