I had lunch recently with a gamer who lives in my new hometown. He's been running a 4E game for a while, but for many reasons is having to stop running the campaign. I told him I'd be willing to sit behind the screen and take over running something.
One of the many reasons he stopped running the game, however, was a lack of committed players. He described the community as "in flux" and said that having people attend with any regularity was rare. There were also veiled references to "edition wars" and the like.
What does this mean for me? Well, for one thing, I'm not going to rush out and buy anything for this, nor am I going to go whole-hog and plan a whole campaign. I'm thinking just one Level 1 Quest and let's see what develops.