I posted a poll over on RPGNet asking about how people feel about rolling for random starting wealth. We've all seen the arguments between people who think random generation of attributes is fine and people who can't stand the idea. What I think is odd is that I've never seen people get as worked up about random starting wealth vs. some fixed approach to starting wealth. Not that I think there should be such arguments; I just wanted to know if my intuition about this is correct.
There aren't many votes yet, but the responses do seem to be falling into the expected division: people who consider themselves "old school", however they define that, are OK with randomly rolling starting wealth, and people who consider themselves "new school" would rather have some kind of guaranteed levels of wealth and/or equipment. There are some outliers, but very few.