Has it changed my life? No. Will it change your life? No.
Is it cool? Yes. It is what it is. It's a cool way to introduce someone to the Wonders of D&D. It's a scaled back version (not different) of the 4th Ed. mechanics, without all the junk. It really reminded me of the Day's of Yore, when Dwarves and Halflings where a class.
What does it do? It makes being a Sword and Board fun again. And that, is a good thing. Basically you've got 4 Classes: Cleric, Fighter, Rogue and Wizard.
(anyone who complains gets detention).
You Get 4 races: Human, Dwarf, Halfling and Elf.
That's it. Roll Em and Play. How awesome is that.
This is, In My Opinion, is the best thing that could happen for roleplayers. Now, there is no excuse! The fighter has a stance and an axe, the Wiz has Magic Missile, and the Cleric can heal. Now get your ass in that Dungeon and kill some shit.
I'll be running it this weekend for the Game Day, I'll let you know how it goes.