As long as the story and game play is good, then that is good enough for me.
But I can't say I agree or disagree with you, as I have not played the first one yet.
Yeah I am a little lazy, but the stress from work and stuff like that just gives me little time to get started, and then I play my favoured RPG's instead.
But maybe in the weekend I can pull my self together to get started.
*Edit* Just read the news about an improved HD re-mastered version is going to be published next year, now there is something to look forward to.