And it was a **** ability.the Turn Undead ability had nothing whatsoever to do with stats.
Which has pretty much nothing to do with 3rd edition. Even 2E was a move away from the design principals of Gygax (thankfully so). You want to start trying to appeal to the Gygax authority, I better start seeing you advocating all over these forums for the return of boatloads of henchmen, and reduced or negated XP from quest completion/kills, and the primary source of XP being that gained from treasure acquired. Otherwise, you are just making yourself look foolish.You wail about the sanctity of the source material, well I call upon you to remember the intent of that material's originator, Gary Gygax.