This would have to be one of the better near future games I have ever had the pleasure of playing.
The rules and mechanics are straightforward and just work. Time from start to playing is nice and quick. To give you some idea of ease of play I am playing this with two groups - my regular groups of 'grown ups' and my two children (12 and 15) and both groups are having a ball.
The setting is rich, detailed and enguaging and has a plethora of plot hooks.
The tech is well thought out and the roles your players take on are consistant and fun.
There is also excellent web support and an active forum. I have also purchased all of the products available for this game and have found them to be of a similar calibre.
On the whole I recommend taking it for a spin, you won't regret it.