According to this Google+ post in the G+ Tabletop Group, BRP and its derivatives are really popular as a simpler alternative to D&D in the roleplaying community.

What do you thing about this article? My opinion is that the 15 minute limit for character creation and average combat is often trespassed, but indeed both chargen and combat in BRP are not so sluggish as they are sometimes described. Using locations, frex, slows chargen a little but it speeds up combat against mooks as they usually give up once one location is taken out.