For the sake of argument, say you had 3 players. You wanted to make a D&D campaign. One that is friendly to a new player (new to RPGs in general; a true newbie), but with complex enough character customization to also appeal to veterans. You cannot count on a perfectly balanced party. You may be missing either an arcane caster or a divine caster, perhaps both. Which edition and/or campaign setting would you choose? (Saying "I wouldn't play D&D isn't a valid response.") I cross-posted this to several forums, so if you go to more than one place you might see it.