This kinda cropped up in an email conversation earlier today, and I thought it was worth asking
my readers - do you prefer detailed or simple commercial RPG settings?
See, for me, my preferred setting is something like Blackmarsh - enough to include some possible story hooks yet not so detailed that I feel like I need to memorize a 4" think tome before I can even run it.
I would take the Greyhawk Folio over whatever shelves of books the Forgotten Realms occupies these days.
So, what is your preference? Detailed or simple or something else entirely?