Sorry, I will now end my ranting. But nonethless guys Kudos to you that you stopped a guy dead in it's tracks who never liked magic that much and brought him to considering, planning, playing and actually enjoying
a magic user to boot.
Thanks for the kind words! We really appreciate them.
Just to echo what Bhurano said, I never really enjoyed spellcaster characters in my time playing 3.5. Recently though, we wrapped up a campaign playing Planescape where I ran a Tiefling (Educated Wizard Human w/Demonic Heritage) Seer (adapted out of Spycraft) and had a blast! Spellcraft is the first time I've actually been interested in a magic supplement for any game ever. I'm really interested in playing a Preserver, and I'm eager to see how that class looks and what their spells offer. My copy can't come soon enough!