As much as I love cards and chits and tokens and bits and bobs, I agree with you on that point MorioMortis. However, I'm talking specifically about the dice mechanic - Narration System, or whatever FFG is calling it. What began with WFR3 and was refined with EotE. I think it would be a perfect opportunity to present the 40K setting much like Star Wars is being presented. They could rework the whole shebang again only with the beautiful dice mechanic they've created. I don't particularly care about backwards compatibility because 1) I hate d100 systems and 2) setting material will always be compatible. Anyway, I was simply lamenting and curious if anyone else had the same disappointment.
I hate d100 too. I converted DH1 to my version of d10 mechanic and my players like it. I think I'll do the same with DH2. The conversion is really easy so I'm not complaining that much on DH2 being d100. The idea is you throw that many d10 dice as your Char mod and you are using your skill to decrease the default diff of 8. I can go into more details about it if anyone is interested.
Having said, that I would welcome narrative dice in DH2 with Chaos Star and Emperor's blessing as Light and Dark Side points from EotE. Although I have a feeling a lot of people would mark it as yet another system from FFG using their funny dice.
To sum it up I'm happy they do DH2 and they are trying new and interesting ideas without going too radical i.e. WFRP3ed.