I don't have the edition above. I have a RQ2 that looks close to it -- is has the modern wyvern logo (not the Wm Church one) and a perfect binding.
The logo is actually a dragon (check it out, it does have front limbs if you look closely), and it is the design of the Battle Banner of the EWF. Just about the most powerful magical artefact in the history of Glorantha.
(uh, check out the geek with the trivia)
As for the subject, I'm firmly in the camp favouring miniatures. For my Super Hero game (in the setting of Nephilim) I've bought and modified heroclix miniatures, and for my dark fantasy game I specifically stated I wanted character's for whom we can manage to find and paint good miniatures.
I've been using a huge laminated hexchart as a table cloth, and drawing on it with a set of colour markers (non permanent). I've also made a point of having miniatures for everything encountered in the game, as well as some nice trees and other props.
It has worked brilliantly. The response and enthusiasm of the players has been very rewarding to see. When one can flesh out the scenes nicely, no time is wasted on argument, and it's easy to visualize oneself in the situation.
I don't use minis obsessively, but in any fight or similar scene where they will help I'm glad I have the option.