I must say, Yakk. Many of the changes you suggest are simply fantastic :) I never was good at simplicity, anyway. I made something that worked, and didn't really care so much how complicated it was, as I was always there to help my players with character creation.

I will seriously consider changing my rules more along the lines you suggest, but I won't have time for a while now. I'll have to add my custom combat system first, anyway. This might also help my campaign a lot.

Thanks, Yakk!