Up until yesterday I was most keen to run the shiny new Star Wars: Edge of the Empire game from Fantasy Flight. I already have pretty much everything and a heap of minis as well. The new ruleset looks slick and entertaining with some wonderful mechanics like the dicepool generating more story. The Star Wars universe has plenty of opportunity for exploring, particularly in its outer fringes where the source books concentrate. (plus Age of Rebellion is out!!)
13th Age and Dragon Age were discussed as options, but the heavyweights of Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder were used as examples and reference.
I havent actually played D&D 4E myself, but in a fun conversation over lunch yesterday the fun of the 4E combat system was revealed to me. The idea of the roleplaying game switching modes to more of a tabletop boardgame once you roll for initiative felt odd before. Now it actually feels like a drawcard, if the combat experience is really that much fun, then great - let it be more boardgamey. Our group loves its boardgames so this feels like a truly natural fit.
Here is a video set that nicely shows a combat sequence full of emotive roleplaying as well:
Oh and as far as I can see D&D Next feels far from ready for consumption esp. by less experienced players like us while it is in beta testing.