I recently got Merrie England and find it to be a great book. I've been putting off getting BRP or associated games just because I've picked up so many games lately. I'll be taking the plunge soon and looking at the games available, Merrie England was made to be compatible with BRP. However, I don't want a toolbox game. I'm sure it's great and I'd get a lot of use out of it, but I'd really like to get Magic World if it presents the same dials as BRP while also being more medieval focused.
And it would work out better since I was thinking of reacquiring Stormbringer 4th and I could get MW instead. I also want to get some of the Monographs and really just want to make sure the core book I get is the best one for the job. And I already grabbed the BRP quickstart.
I'm pretty familiar with the system, I've played Stormbringer, Elfquest, Runequest, and Call of Cthulu way back in the day.
Thanks for all your help and opinions.