I love this topic. Thanks for all the comments.
I just was introduced to the hero System through the Monster Hunter International books. I am not a RPG novice and have created characters, played in, and GMed adventures in probably 10 diffrent systems.
I have character creation just about figured out and want ed to try to run through a combat sene, just to see how it worked. My teenage boys were my willing test subects - but I could not figure it out and we all became frusterated.
There is a lot I like about the system so far, I just can't wrap my head around the combat.
So this helps a lot thank you all!
@bluesguy: Where can I find a copy of the combat sheet you taled about in your original post ? I think that would help me a lot. I am looking for a simplified bare bones version.