Thanks for confirming this, I read something similar and why I got so excited by this "Old School Essentials" Kickstarter since it is primarily derived from the Dungeons and Dragons B/X (Basic/Expert) boxes, unlike the Rules Cyclopedia that seems to venture further into Frank Mentzer's BECMI rule sets (Basic/Expert/Companion/Master/Immortal).
The Rules Cyclopedia is Mentzer's BECM reprinted in one reference volume, barring a few errata. The Immortals set was reworked as The Wrath Of The Immortals box set, and the rules are significantly different (and possibly more payable, I couldn't say).
I'm a big fan of the RC, a top book. If it included more of the Gazetteer optional rules (it has the skill system, I think) it would be everything you would ever need for D&D.
Valkyrie Nine and Mother’s Love were my main purchases at North Star. I played V9 at the con and I read Mother’s Love before I purchased the gorgeous hardcover version with a ribbon. Also bought 2 sanity dice.
The d10 set was bought for Blue Planet and felt thematically right.
The Coriolis Scenario Compendium came from the Kickstarter and was a pleasant surprise when I got home tonight.