I'm glad I found this thread so I can gush over how much I LOVE/ADORE 5th edition.
It definitely trumps 4e...which was ridiculous, especially for people like me who can't make a decision when they level up over what to add to their overly huge (already) collections of skills, spells, or abilities.
2e was good too...but 5e has it all. And what I really like about 5e character development is that there are still so many ways to personalize a character. Feats for one...what a cool addition, but doing away with the overly dense amount that 4e had.
I am planning my first 5e campaign to run soon nearby. I think I've finally got a grasp on the world I want to create, and where the adventures will lead..
Oh, and the books are GORGEOUS.