Kevin B. Smith
Huh, I probably will get Reign of Cthulhu but I also really like Pandemic. Do you prefer Reign of Cthulhu for the theme?
For me, it's the theme plus the new mechanisms. I could take or leave Cthulhu, but it's more interesting to me than modern-day. And for my wife, anything fictional is better than anything real-world (from any era). The Shoggoths, old ones, and insanity all look like nice bits of variability.