So, I'm going to be starting up a D&D game soon. Of course it's going to be an OSR D&D game, because... that's my jam. It's going to be a "Moldvay" B/X D&D era game, but I'll be using one of its many clones (largely for ascending A/C and some other modern advancements). I'm torn between Lamentations of the Flame Princess and Old School Essentials. Here is my pros and cons list for each:
LofFP pros: super tight system I really enjoy. Its focus is on weird horror/fantasy, which is what I tend to run. It's not a pure clone, but where it derivates are where I would derivate anyway.
LotFP cons: the author is a douchebag and some of the artwork and expansions are... off-putting.
OSE pros: a pure clone of B/X D&D with the exception of the inclusion of ascending A/C. Written to be modular so that it can be customized easily.
OSE cons: the Kickstarter just finished and I don't actually have the game (although there is a free "basic" PDF on DriveThru) so it may suck.
Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations between those two?