For me I will be buying SC3 if the final product is as described. Even FC while dense was a good read and was well thought out. There were many times reading it I thought "wow that's a cool rule" . It was just far too much, and I wondered how long I could run a game before it collapsed under it's own weight.
Sadly, you are not alone in this feeling. Fantasy Craft absolutely has its boosters, and we're very proud of the system, but it's ultimately too much for many people. Spycraft Third is being intentionally designed to sidestep this issue, and we believe it will ultimately land in a spot that works best for everyone.
This seems like a good opportunity to say again, as we have over and over for more than a year: Spycraft Third Edition will not
be compatible with Fantasy Craft. Portable, sure, with some effort. They are not
using the same system, however, and there are very different assumptions and design goals going into the underlying foundation.
Definitely looking forward to SC 3 , if you need some playtesters to give a lighter perspective (hint hint) my group has tested published products before
We'll be opening things up to select playtest teams in time. Not quite there yet, however.