When I read The Random Wizard’s 10 Troll Questions, I had to weigh in.
I’m a long-time D&D player. I grew up playing 1E AD&D with my friends. It’s an excellent list for identifying what sort of D&D player you really are.
(1). Race (Elf, Dwarf, Halfling) as a class? Yes or no?
(2). Do demi-humans have souls?
(3). Ascending or descending armor class?
Descending. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
(4). Demi-human level limits?
Nope. Never liked this.
(5). Should thief be a class?
(6). Do characters get non-weapon skills?
Nope. Unless you count background notes and such. Too much bookkeeping.
(7). Are magic-users more powerful than fighters (and, if yes, what level do they take the lead)?
Yes. Around level 9 or so.
(8). Do you use alignment languages?
(9). XP for gold, or XP for objectives (thieves disarming traps, etc…)?
Objectives. Killing monsters usually counts.
(10). Which is the best edition; ODD, Holmes, Moldvay, Mentzer, Rules Cyclopedia, 1E ADD, 2E ADD, 3E ADD, 4E ADD, Next ?
I like to play a 2E mechanical core with a 1E feel.