The Examiner has an interesting article up regarding D&D Encounters, here. According to this, the new Encounters season, which will be using Murder In Baldur's Gate as it's backdrop, will not only be compatible with "Next" rules, but will be backwards compatible with both 3.5 and 4E. While this doesn't quite hit my gaming sweet spot, it is showing that they do have some of their players' interests in mind, whether it is only for the sake of sales or not. If this trend continues, and moreover if they bring yet older editions into the mix, it could cause some deal of change in the gaming community! I will be keeping my ear to the ground to see what they have in store next.