I've backed a few of the kickstarters. And boy, do they lay out some great value for money. The books are well done. The text is clear and well layed out. The artwork is top notch.
My only foray into running newish D&D comes from running a few different campaigns of D20 Modern. The Alterkine system is very very similar as a OGL product. It can be run by any DM that has a familiarity with D&D in a heartbeat.