I noticed in the Aysle video that the D&D influence was emphasized, and I found that interesting. I think my biggest problem with Aysle in oTorg was that it was too much like D&D and it struck me as bland. I would spend several minutes describing each realm, but when it came to Aysle, I would just say "It's the D&D cosm" and they would get it, yawn, and move on. It's convenient, but I think that shortchanges Aysle, even in oTorg, but especially in TorgE.
You'll see more what I mean when you see the Cosm Cards. Also, it's more of a 'dungeon delving/Underdark" D&D feel.
We think it important that there be a cosm other than Core Earth that will feel familiar to people. Also, I'd put it as "D&D + Once Upon a Time". That second part will be more evident once we get to the cosm book.