On the inter-web I've seen a lot of hostile posts toward the Second Edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. The comments tend to be pretty negative, but also pretty dismissive: like, of course a frustrating time was had by all: we were playing AD&D 2e, duh!
My gang played a lot of this game in 8th-10th grade, stopping sometime around 1992. As I recall, we generally had a good time. From what I remember, it was terribly un-streamlined, but we had no points of comparison except Red Box, and it seemed to work for us.
Also: Dark Sun, Planescape, Dragonlance (and Taladas), and Spelljammer are all nifty HIgh Concept settings.
Enlighten me: I'm not arguing in favor of this game, but I'm wondering why people seem to have had such a lousy time with it.