So, I finally took a break from reading 13th Age and Numenera to look this over and am pleased with what I've seen.
It's funny, most of the changes that the development team have made are ones I would have made, but I found myself fighting the the old monster known as nostalgia as I moved through it. Make no mistake, I like this iteration of the rules (and have 6 previous editions and the BRP rule book) and look forward to owning them. I was simply surprised at missing statistics in the 3 -18 range and a even the hoary resistance table.
However, I feel that these rules make total sense moving forward and capture the essence of Call of Cthulhu and Basic Role Playing, and that is all that matters.