So, I playtested 5th Ed/DNDNext this evening. I had a jolly good time playing Feredir the Blatant, an orange-haired, orange-robed Elven Wizard (on the spur of the moment, I decided The Blatant are an order of Elven Wizards who believe magic should be anything but subtle. Thus, the orange robes, which stand out in their sylvan glades).
We killed the goblin leadership and the rest of their mangy bunch declared us their new chiefs. We tried taking on the hobgoblins, but had to turn tail and run before clearing out the kobold nest.
Overall, this felt more like D&D than anything I've played in the past decade, with the exception of Castles & Crusades. With four players, we got through multiple fights, and covered quite a bit of real estate over the course of four or so adventuring days.
About the only thing I didn't like was that for most of the forays into the caves, I didn't feel like my character was in much danger. In two expeditions into the goblin complex, including the ogre fight, I only lost four hit points total, and with the ability to heal back overnight, I didn't feel particularly inconvenienced.
Other than that, I can't really complain. Also, I came up with a "terrific" song to commemorate the event.
It's a helluva town,
The catacomb's up,
And the dungeon is down!
It's deep dank foetid
Hole in the ground!
It's a helluva town!