I'm playing a 5th edition druid and am getting close to 2nd level spells. I'm aware of these rules (PHB, page 66):
You prepare the list of druid spells that are available for you to
cast, choosing from the druid spell list. When you do so, choose a
number of druid spells equal to your Wisdom modifier + your druid
level (minimum of one spell). The spells must be of a level for which
you have spell slots.
You can also change your list of prepared spells when you finish a
long rest. Preparing a new list of druid spells requires time spent in
prayer and meditation: at least 1 minute per spell level for each
spell on your list.
My question: do druids have full access to their entire spell list when it comes time to switch out? I ask because it seems an unfair mechanic when compared to the wizard, who must expend time and money to copy new spells into a book (PHB, page 114):
For each level of the spell, the process takes 2 hours and costs 50
Perhaps this restriction is in place since wizards have almost double the choices, but I'd like to be certain of how this mechanic works.