From: San Francisco, CA
I personally like EiH much better than EiA. EiA had many things that were utterly stupid just because they were a board game and wanted to minimize record keeping. EiH, was designed for PBEM, and therefore was much heavier than EiA on book keeping. (I remember a time when someone tried to run an EiH game face to face, and people got real bored, real fast, but there were several epic EiH PBEM games that went far.)
To me vanilla EiA is boring, and not particularly hard. However, there were problems in both the AH and the ADG versions of the rules. EiH tried to address some of them. And of course, some of them didn't get incorporated in to the game. I knew that EiANW was implmenting EiH 3, I'd have liked EiH 5, but that'd probably push development time beyond what is acceptable.
There are some people on this forum that is full of vitriol and hate, but personally, I've not run into a crash for a while now, and I play a full game every month or so. Then again, I don't play multi-player, nor am I interested in the time involved for multi-player.
Help the game. Don't be a hater.