I think this is the right thing to do and the right time to do it, also. I'm 38 and I have played rpgs all the way back to first edition AD&D. A couple of years ago I wanted to introduce my nephews to roleplaying games. My nephews are heavy into video games and i didnt think that a pen and paper game would be for them. So i did some internet research and discovered descent: journeys in the dark. we played and we loved it. After a couple of sessions, i formed the opinion that this was a first step in the evolution of the RPG. If table top rpgs were to survive the world of warcraft era, then fantasy flight games were the guys to do it. By taking the visual impact and the easy to approach style they did with Descent.
Anyway, I have really been impressed with what FFG is doing. I'm looking forward to seeing if2 the warhammer FRP will impress me like descent did.
I hoped people in your situation existed, lets hope these new efforts can bring back the 70's-80's generation and bring in a whole new one.
Don't play with the grey, have me paint your board games!