1) Current D&D settings are made for kids. Chronicles started out very adult. Right off the bat, Tanis is a product of rape. You can think of all the horrors of that time. It was brutal, mature, and adult.
Originally Posted by Dragonhelm
2) That's difficult to say. I love the world. So I want books all about it. I like Kingpriest trilogy, legend of huma, lord Toede, Doom Brigade, Draconian Measures (i'm biased) and all those books. To say Dragonlance should have ended at Legends injures the marvelous stories that people have written for us. However, I should also remind everyone that even Tracy has said that sometimes a good story needs to end, and maybe Dragonlance went too long. Personally, I don't believe in "jumping the shark." I don't believe quality in a setting drops over time. What I believe is a drop in quality because of tired producers rather than a natural occurrence. If I felt that way, then Star Trek should die because it's "jumped the shark" along numerous seasons. A series can alway reinvent themselves. Just look at Thundercats. It's new, it's been redone, and it's very different. So can Dragonlance. That matters is not that the shark is there, what matters is that people take the time and effort to make quality.
3) Dragonlance is great for adventure paths (i'm trying to create ones with the Paladine Returns thread). It's also great in Manga form. Or Animated. or live action. or novels. or gamebooks. or episodic TV series, or video games. All that matters is that what is produced is top quality, and with love.
Formerly from Wikipedia, circa 2006-7,
A fanwank is [...] an attempt by fans of a work of fiction to explain or justify plot holes or continuity errors, often through convoluted contrivances...