It looks like Gavin is just using the standard format for genre books that I mentioned in an earlier post.
Vehicles, Mounts, Vessels
Additional rules for the genre
The relevant sections for this book are classes, equipment and additional rules for the...
If you want a revision of the Thief class from B/X by Gavin Norman, he already did a book called The B/X Rogue. Admittedly, it's a lot fiddlier than his later work, but I like it. Unfortunately, as its for Labyrinth Lord, it is built on a 20-level scale though.
It's hard to say much of anything about Arwen's inner conflicts as she is barely more than a footnote. Given that after Aragorn dies, Arwen leaves Minas Tirith and returns to abandoned Lothlorien, where she pines away and dies, I don't think it is simple as she just chose humanity and that was...
I like gnomes in their original trickster, animal talking mode. I think gnome archetype got muddied by Dragonlance with its tinker gnomes. My main issue there is that dwarves were already had the craftsman archetype. It basically made gnomes into sillier dwarves.
It does seem the main reason...