I've gone with templates that can be snapped together to allow a player to create a character in a few minutes, with a bit of tailoring.
The system I've decided upon for character creation doesn't remove a player getting something completely unique, in fact each template is built so they can be recreated, changed, or new ones introduced with a little more work.
The templates come in two forms: Racial Templates and Professional Templates, Add to that gear packages to speed play instead of nitpicking gear lists, and I've got the game speed I want for just throwing together a Delver team, and going into space at a moments notice.
Sure, I think the game will have a bit of lethality, but shouldn't be too terrible with the way Heroism points work.
A few more bits and it should be ready for play testing.