What do you want from an RPG session?
I know what I want – I’d like to participate in a group telling a story. That story should have ups and downs, difficulties that are overcome (both mental and physical), and the characters trying to be who they are throughout that.
Whichever side of the table I’m sitting on, that’s what I’m trying to achieve.
I’ve had some amazing sessions, and some less good ones, over the years. The best sessions have always been the ones where the players committed to the characters and tried to bring that person to life within the situation offered.
Stats, character abilities and all of the other things that go into a character almost don’t matter – it’s how the character uses what they have that matters.
Just my opinion!