I love it. Please tell me that you also told these opinions, at high volume, to a very patient librarian.
The interesting thing about what you say there is 13th Age is certainly much lower complexity than 3rd or 4th ed. I still have PTSD from spending 2 hours on the carpet of my room at me and enr0n's place statting up 4 bad guys for the big fight we never played. I totally hear what you're saying though.
Have you got through Dungeon World yet? Any thoughts? I found that it reads a little confusingly, but after looking at a couple of threads about it and sort of thinking about it, I think it's a very simple rules system. Keep in mind I have incredibly low reading comprehension.