Re: Why I Strongly Dislike GURPS
Given your description of what you don't like in GURPS, I might suggest giving HeroQuest a look. It is very simple and non-detail oriented, very easy to create a character (with multiple methods), and is so focused on generating the narrative that is recommends making challanges harder/easier depending on recent successes of the party. It also has a number of rules that make the "create your own skills" type of system actually work, and combat is handled well and acts much like any other extended skill session.
Originally Posted by darthbobcat
There are no bad ideas, just bad execution.