I was a big fan of the first edition of this game, and if it's as improved as it seems... I may have to pick it up.
Improved how? Well, system stuff and flexibility aside, this version of the game is a 496-page, hardcover, full-color book for $40. That's pretty hefty.
I'm going to give it a look-see, and if I do get it (eventually), I'll give a more detailed impression.