Oh, sorry. I know about FATAL and didn't even click on the article. Knowing alone is already too much. The authors' rebuttal was just mesmerising, at least in that trainwreck sense.
It's just one amazing mess. All the background material and rationalisations aside, they succeeded in one thing completely unintentionally. They made character generation and mechanics that made GURPS vehicles (2nd or 3rd edition was infamous for it IIRC) look simple, straightforward and foolproof. What's so bad about GURPS vehicles? After doing enough calculations to qualify as a CPU, one of my friends made what we dubbed as Blackbird Mazda.