I just got through rolling up abilities for a bunch of pre-gen characters using strictly 3d6 in order. The last one came up with the following stats:
Str 15 Dex 12 Con 11 Int 14 Wis 11 Cha 14
When I finished my reactions was, "Wow, this guy's impressive!" It then occurred to me how different my reaction would have been had I rolled those same stats when I was a teenager playing AD&D using Method I: "Shit, this guy sucks, not even one 18. I want to re-roll!"