I'm really glad I could have such a positive impression!
Well, Salman is the last willing
son of Abdulaziz to rule. He has a handful of brothers who aren't willing to rule. The heirs have been decided by the Royal Congress (The literal translation to this phrase would be the Royal Allegiance). Of course the Royal Congress was Established during the times of Abdullah, before his time , the new appointed King would issue a decree as to who becomes the Heir. That is what we're told anyway. I honestly cannot fathom what'll happen when after him. But the current happenings are more interesting.
Since the time of Abdullah, the country has been shifting away from Religion as a governing tool. But all in subtle changes. However in the past year there were too many changes. Like how now women do not require a ' guardian ' to represent them in any official or governmental department. Before , if a woman wants to start a business , she can own it , but she can't apply to it without a male guardian to do so.
Right now , most are anticipating a new ruling to be passed that will stop any ' vigilante religious police actions'. If this happens , this means that any member of the religious police cannot question, interrogate, arrest or interfer with anyone, unless they have a formal order issued by the 'real police'.
Courtrooms are still under the Sharia Law. The government systems are operating under a royal constitute rather than a religious one. Yet Banks still adhere to the laws of religion , since it benefits them greatly. Imagine the banks gaining all the benefits from your money , and they're not obliged to give you any interests because interests goes against the Islamic teachings ...
I hope this answers your question, Retribution?