My problem with V5 is that it reads like someone's 'clever' set of house rules for a vampire campaign, while there are some brilliant seeming ideas in there, they never seem to have been thought through all the way, because, during the course of the campaign that never becomes a problem. However, when those house rules are then applied to all manner of different campaigns, they turn out to be rather poorly implemented.

In comparison with the V20 ruleset V5 comes off poorly because V20 has been written to be played in multiple different ways, whereas V5 seems to have gone back to the...