I didn’t play TSW. Why? The name. That’s it. The impression I got from the name alone put me off so much that I didn’t even bother investigating anything at all about the actual game. I imagined it as a spin-off from “The Secret Garden” – a little kiddie game about faeries, small cuddly animals, and talking flowers.
I held fast to that impression for years – until a couple months ago a friend mentioned that she thought I’d like SWL. Thought y’all might find my misapprehension amusing. She sure did. ><