4th Edition leak
I'm still chewing on this. The biggest change is the change to attribute bonuses. If it is indeed changing to +1 per 3 starting at 0 rather than +1 per 2 starting at 10, that will take a touch more mental acrobatics for conversion and reduce the impact of stat changes.
Why couldn't they have left the interval 2 instead of 3? Gar.
Looks like the stat mod could also be the regular stat mod that we are currently familiar with plus 1/2 level, which would also jive with what another source told me today.
It also seems like the defenses will be much like SW:Saga, a small base plus stat modifier plus level. I'm still chewing on that one. I also heard that we'll be able to choose which stat to use for Defenses: INT or DEX for Reflexes, WIS or CHA for Willpower, and CON or STR for Fortitude.
Also, check out EN World's 4th ed info.