Okay, so I've obtained Kindred of the East and Land of Eight Million Dreams and I have to say- White Wolf, why?
Don't get me wrong, Kindred of the East is the most interesting of them all. I'd really like to explore it more. I'm especially interested in the gaki (Japanese Kuei-jin), but why does WW try to terribly hard to mix the cultures? Most often, it ends in a horrible train wreck.
When I was looking over the character creation for Kindred of the East, I was confused at the inclusion of Indian ideas for Chinese and Japan kuei-jin. You'd think WW would at least try to have Chinese and Japanese versions of each of these to better fit each distinct culture, but no, they just include them randomly.
I mean, you even read about how the gaki are extremely insular. You would think they would have a written down different belief system (I think something like that is mentioned, but never explained).
Don't even get me started on Exalted...