I personally do not like the versions of Minecraft after 1.7.2. It feels different somehow. Probably the everpresent invisible hand of Microsoft. Aside from my personal dislike, I don't think it's a good base for a modpack, due to the fact there are less mods available for it (last time I checked a few of the best mods didn't make it to the new versions, some being replaced by boring/weird copys). What I'm suggesting is that we simply base the pack off of an older version like 1.7.2. The main reasons for this is everyone had a lot of experience with those versions of the mods and most, if not all, of the bugs have been ironed out by now. Why switch to a newer buggier version, with more limited mods, where most ppl will have less experience?And all for what? Some small changes that aren't really that good (opinion that last one)? Why fix what isn't broken? I'm interested to know what you all think about this topic. This is also all assuming Nent hasn't started putting it together yet.