I personally love the current edition. I love the two book system with the addition of Pulp Cthulhu. Having a investigator book is a great idea in that a player's investment is minimal and the GM provides the rest of the books for play. This to me adds to the mystery of the game and keeps the information where it needs to be. Either with the GM or with the player. Having a slightly different book with various pictures, lists, etc for a player is fantastic. The new books production value is very high. Much more so than older books and versions. Great job Chaosium!