Have you ever played the Burning Wheel RPG? If so, what was your impression?

I haven't ever played it. The broad strokes impressions I have of it from listening to others are that it spends a lot of energy setting itself apart from the other RPGs that were popular at the time, which is rarely something I like. I want the game to stand on its own merits, not spend time/energy telling me why it's better than that other game over there. I will freely admit this is a potentially very ignorant position, though.