Not exactly on topic, but I have a long-simmering desire to use the Essentials books as the basis for a deeper miniatures skirmish game. I own a TON of miniatures and Dwarven Forge terrain, and one of my gaming groups is far more about minis than straight tabletop rpgs. I never liked 4e as a pure tabletop rpg, but was also always attracted to it at the same time. I have played many different fantasy miniatures skirimish rulesets, and found them all too simplistic or else not enough depth in their options. D&D 4e, especially in this cleaner Essentials format of the two Heroes books, the Monster Vault, and the Rules Compendium, hits a real sweet spot of being both deep and precise for wargamers.