Design wise Fallen Enchantress seems like the game I always wanted from Elemental...so great job to all involved and thanks for listening to your community!
With that said, at this point I am VERY concerned about the game on a technical level. I'm having all the same problems I had with the original game and at this point I'm wondering if it's just a problem with the engine and how much can be done about it. Save game crashes, stuttering, poor performance, animation glitches, memory crashes, sound slowly cutting out...the works. All the same stuff I had with Elemental and all the same reasons to this day I haven't been able to finish a single game of Elemental: WoM.
I know what some of you would say and that's "hey it's beta!" Well yeah it is, but at this point it feels like all the same issues, maybe it's not, but I'm worried these issues are just inherent with the engine (on certain PC's) and release will be no better and the majority of these major issues won't be fixed. Maybe I'm totally wrong, maybe it's a whole new engine and I just have no idea as I haven't been keeping completely up to date with FE...but my experience so far hasn't been all that positive.
I remain cautiously optimistic, but also feel like I've seen this before too.