Dark Dreams of Furiae - a new module for NWN:EE! Buy now
"On January 9, 2012, Wizards of the Coast announced it was working on a 5th edition of the game. The company plans to take suggestions from players and let them playtest the rules. Public playtesting began on May 24, 2012. At Gen Con 2012 in August, Mike Mearls said that Wizards of the Coast had received feedback from more than 75,000 playtesters, but that the entire development process would take two years, adding, "I can't emphasize this enough... we're very serious about taking the time we need to get this right." A 2014 release would coincide with D&D's 40th anniversary."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_&_Dragons
So. I am not a fan of the 4th edition, I think it's just way too streamlined for lack of a better word. When 3rd Ed came out I thought they made some very obvious corrections, 3.5 was okay too but 4th kind of messed it up. There are some very creative things happening with 4th, like the ideas behind the Avenger class and more.
So, what direction will they go? A retro approach or an even more streamlined feel (as if that is even possible).