I have got to say that I am completely impressed with LH. It is almost as much of an improvement over FE as FE was over EWOM.
1. The swarm mechanic is great. Early on even low level units like mites can do real damage if there are enough of them around you. This makes tactical planning much more important than before.
2. More random events. In a short time I have run into several of them. One - the plague - was implemented in a very interesting way. It all added to the atmosphere.
3. The first time I ran into skeletons it was great fun. The fight was close and some real thought was required. The AI did very well.
4. The x large map has added a lot to depth of the experience. I can't say that I have seen it all yet since the wandering monsters and lairs are tougher than I am used to and so it has taken longer to clear out the initial area.
Bravo stardock - this one is a real winner!!!