Sword’s Edge Publishing seems to have a similar thought and preference behind what makes gaming fun. I’m adding them to the RPG Design blogroll.
Check out their products at http://swordsedgepublishing.ca/
Of particular note is Sword Noir: Hardboiled Sword and Sorcery. A strong influence from the Lankhmar series is obvious and it shows through in the desire to have a fast, combat-is-not-a-lifestyle, characters have flaws, approach to RPG design. There’s a lot of similarities in the thought-process to Simple 2d6. I recommend you get out and at least have a look.
On top of that is the collection of Sword Noir fiction: For Simple Coin, available on RPGNow.