I always see good critics about Kingskiller Chronicles realistic magic system. But I cant stop wondering... "Why do people like it? Is it because its more human and more close to reality?"
Stranger Things has some realism on Eleven too. When she uses her powers, she gets tired and has some limits based on range and mental strenght too.
I know that balancing magic powers are important or else the characters get too overpowered or the situation could be solved easily using magic, etc and etc...
What I want know is: why should I do magic more realistic? Or why I should not?
I think this topic is more suitable for opinion-based answers involving defenders of low-fantasy fans and high-fantasy fans. Brandon Sanderson also has a topic in his website explaining about magic systems if you guys want know more.
I'm sure there is no definitive answer and the question seems to be very vague. But it still would be good to see what you guys think about this.