While some players might feel awkward with Requiem's new direction,
I find this to be more of a knee-jerk reaction to the new "edition" that emerges
rather than any weakness of the products themselves.
The material finally lets go of the Masquerade-only-weaker recipe and shines on its own merit. This book is essential as the line will make use of the rules detailed here in the future and, again, finally lets go of Thaumaturgy conversions instead going for true Sacraments and Blasphemies!
I can't recommend this book enough. I bought the PDF and soon I'll be placing an order for a printed book as well. Can't wait!
[5 of 5 Stars!]