Great podcast, I'm loving it so far. My thoughts on Outlands is that it's a great tool for teaching the game to new players but that's about it. I really don't think the designers will base future playtesting on the outlands level of power. The Black Riders was designed after Outlands and it's easily smashed with Outlands so I don't see any Outlands effect there.
Quick question: What is the music you play during your intro. It sounds great and I'd like to hear the full song. Thanks!