You sure are making the rounds through all these old threads GamingPhreak.
I really enjoyed Quern a lot. I didn't think it was easy but since I was able to solve all the puzzles (but one) on my own, I can see see that some would find it easy. For me it was a good level of difficulty, causing me to think, but still able to solve and have fun with it (except that one puzzle),
All this confinement is making me chatty!
Quern is clearly a homage to Myst, perhaps a bit too much homage. The guy who made the original Myst, Rand Miller, is still making games today. His last game was Obduction, which was fairly challenging.