Someone mentioned "Merging Wizard and Mage" as a hot take - Sorry, for some reason I can't find the exact post to quote! Just wanted to point out I sort of get why they didn't; it would be too hard to make a "Wizard" who simply chooses between slotting spells to "specialize" themselves fair and balanced. Imagine 8 spell slot syndrome, but Wizard is basically having to choose between Necromancy, Conjuration, Evocation, Illusion, and Enhancement spells every time they go into a group. Would be insanity. Would have been cool had that been how it worked lol.