One thing that struck me, though, was that all of the cool stuff was very… self-referential. It’s almost insecure in tone. Like seeing the golden arches on every wall in the McDonald’s corporate HQ.
This is not me hating on WotC (honest; I can state an opinion without being mean). Just an observation that if I was in charge of a multi-million-dollar game company, the walls would be festooned with fantasy and sci-fi movie posters, covers of old 50’s pulp magazines, and old historical or fantasy maps. Stuff to inspire the folks who worked there to look into new avenues, wool-gather a moment or two, maybe get inspiration. I probably wouldn’t have the logo of my flagship product repeated over and over.