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Since I'm complaining about races, let me continue. Dragonborn should have a tail and a better name. Dragonborn is a lazy name. Also, Tieflings should not be included without Aasimars. However, why are Tieflings included at all. They're really, really rare. Most races get a couple of sub-race options. That's nice.
The classes are what you'd expect. The inclusion of the Warlock and Tieflings make me think that the Realms have a lot more contact with the outer-planes than I previously thought. One of the things I didn't care of was that every class has a Proficiency bonus, but what it is isn't explained in the class chapter. It's finally explained on page 173, but even then, I had to look online for clarification on how it works.
The rules are streamlined and combat should go quickly, which is nice. Feats are not over powered and do not make characters into super-heroes, which is also nice. The skill list is only 18 skills, which is nice when keeping the game moving. Spell casters can wear armor, which is also nice since their hit points still suck.
In Summery: I dislike Drow and Forgotten Realms in general. Dragonborn and Tieflings are lazy race additions. The book could be laid out better. The Halfling looks terrible. I cannot stress this enough.
Verdict: I'm not sure it's worth spending money on, but it might be. I have to look at the game mechanics more closely.
If only that Halfling wasn't there, it's going to haunt my dreams.