I do have the game preordered and I'm trying to avoid spoilers, but I've really been apprehensive about some of the things I've been hearing.
To be honest, I don't fully get the complaints about Dragon Age II.
Yes, the enviroments repeat a lot, but it's not like you ever move behind Kirkwall itself. And to be honest, I think DA2 has probably the best cast of characters I've ever played in a game.
And despite what people say, Party Micromanagement is still required quite a few times.
And the thing is, if they went right back to the DAO or ME1 style for DA3 or ME3, people would just complain about there being too many useless stats, or it being too much like the old games. That's really the part that ruffles my feathers. People are complaining because they can, about things that are silly to be getting so up in arms about.