There are certain things that nostalgia chooses not to remember.
Every time I play and "Old School" game, I fear that things might end up the way they did in this article.
Heaven knows, the "Pathfinder" game I was a part of last year veered dangerously close to this territory. Things totally out of your control as a player, people hating each other because rules were followed to the letter rather than to the spirit...
...maybe I'm being a bit harsh. But I think it's that final comment that's the clincher here, the spirit of the rules versus the letter of the rules.