I wrote a fairly extensive review over at Geekdo.com (AKA Boardgamegeek.com). It's quite long, so I am not copying it here, but I offer up my thoughts as someone who was skeptical but open-minded to the new edition.
I have come away from my handful of play sessions with a very positive view on this new edition, and I try to outline the reasons why. If you're interested, you can check it out here. If you're already made up your mind that this version sucks but you haven't played it yet, I can't offer you more than what I think was an objective look at the new system.