What do I want in a rule book?
Well, there is a 97 percent chance that after I buy it, I am going to read it, regret it, and feel like my wallet was raped. So, I want rules, just rules, properly (i.e., well ) written, no examples needed, black and white, soft cover, no color, no photos, one volume, complete, all rules in one volume, everything I need in one flippin’ book. And, at a reasonable price. That means cheap. Rules are work, rules are time. Lots of examples, fluff, photos, stories, and other crap in the rules mean more work and more time. I don’t want to do much of one, and don’t have much of the other. And I’m cheap. I already want my money back, because they are not nearly as fun, fast, or innovative as the author/publisher/ marketing guy claims. And they cost so much that I can’t afford any miniature for them. BAHHH!
Or, if that came across as a little strong:
I prefer rules books to be concise, simple, and inexpensive.