Ok i may regret asking this, but what was so awful in SC2? Honestly hand on my heart, i didn't anything awful about, like i said the storyline wasn't groundbreaking but wasn't awful in my opinion. I couldn't find anything awful about.
Battuta, I respect you and your decision that you don't like SC2, thats fine with me, not everybody likes the same games, but come on you have to respect mine for liking it and finding it fun.
I don't have a problem with you for finding it fun - I thought the SP mission design was really quite remarkably strong. It was the story that was a total mess.
Each mission had enough "reason" to keep me going ("those citizens need help!" "That's a thing we need!"), the gameplay itself was fun, and the limits imposed in each mission made things interesting. I will also never forgive the devs for making me chose one mission to have a disadvantage in to get an advantage in the other. (THIS mission would be easier the flamethrower dunebuggies, but to get those, I need to do THAT mission, which would be easier if I had the thing the other mission gives me... huh... ok, which one will I suck at less knowing my play style... mission 1? Ok, lets do that). It was fun, and that is all I ask of a game.
However, I did not play it much beyond that, simply because there's no LAN play, and they don't like you using your own maps. I have a very special map that I like for Brood War. I spent many years tweaking it over time to how I like it (based on New Gettysburg, but it's almost unrecognizable as such now). I have successfully had 24 hour+ LAN games on it (paused, saved, and played over the course of 4 days, I don't like this "round is over in 15 mins" crap, I like long, good games, be it SC, EE, SWFoC, whatever) that I have hit the actual unit cap (as in, nothing can be made anymore, and not due to supply) on. Someone really needs to lift that cap, computers can take it these days.
Anyway, I got years of play value out of SC/BW. I did not get the same out of SC2. It was fun, but I'll wait until HotS goes on sale.