God by reading some of these posts people are acting like they took FFT and turned it into Diablo
It's happened before. Or perhaps you'd be interested in a more relevant example?
Not that I really think that's the case, though it sounds like some of those more action-y changes are pretty boneheaded given how it's not a very skill dependent game still. That, and I've heard auto attack is enabled on an enemy-by-enemy basis, which sounds stupid.
While I might not agree with all the changes, part of me respects them for trying it a different way.
I think a good sequel should feel similar while braving new territory. As long as it's fun and has a good story and it is interesting enough for more than one playthrough I'll be fine with it.