And so, kwixson uncovers the problem with fun-based rules. (Are we still on topic?) Sure, it's more fun for a caster to always have a spell available when he needs it. But it's also a role-playing game, with a game master responsible for role-playing every NPC in the world.
Originally Posted by kwixson
So what does the NPC noble-merchant do when he finds out that a wizard can cast acid splash all day long? He kidnaps the wizard and forces him, at swordpoint, to fill beakers in mass-produced alchemy sets. Or to fertilize crops (altering pH levels). Or to sterilize the city sewers. One acid blast at a time.
-Heinrich smiles. Cynthia smiles. Hermit attacks!