Well we gave this a crack on the weekend in a little play test and i have to say i liked it.
It was simple yet fun.
Combat was lovely and quick/simple, i honestly can't remember the last time i manage to get three combats into a session.
anyway, if any of the guys who played want to add any thoughts it would be appreciated.
A hundred years from now, D&D 99.5E will have pared the game down to four skills - Hurting, Breaking, Living, and Talking. Talking will be a dump stat for most classes.