To avoid the fine tradition of further speculation in the face of an absence of facts, here's a different spin on the issue: what would you, the lowly customer, want to see between the covers of BRP Essentials?
As per MOB's post that "The new Mythic Iceland is based on BRP Essentials, not the other way round." - are there any updates on the status of BRPE? Format, contents, publication date, artwork, paper quality, etc. etc. etc.