From: Moscow, Russia
I have FOG1. I found it very boring. And ugly.
I also thought that FOG1 was kinda ugly, FOG2 is much better-looking.
I didn't find FOG1 boring, but eventually got tired of the seemingly random results generated in combat. I understand that this part of the game has been revamped, and the effects seem noticeable, although I haven't played enough yet to confirm 100%.
Archers still can't fire over lines of troops, so if that is your main gripe for some reason, this might not be the game for you...but why does that trouble you?
Generally the game is pretty awesome, and if Steam has that refund period people are referring to, I would definitely check it out. Tons of content (with more coming), an extremely responsive and knowledgeable developer, and a great community--what more could you ask for?