The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. - H.P. Lovecraft
I too eagerly await the second edition...
Having played several games w/ second edition, I think fans of the original will find a lot to like! Some of the upcoming new miniatures are also pretty awesome, and the rule book will clock in at around 200 pages last I heard. Keep an eye out for the 2nd ed kickstarter coming in October!
I am already looking at a 2x3 Zuzzy perhaps as an dedicated gaming mat.....I am very excited to see the new edition and new figures.....got to ebay more to get rid of more crap and buy more scenery.