I never played the first one, I got into MMOs too late in the games life to make a investment, so I am definitely excited about the sequel. The marking for the game is almost nonexistent though, I just found out about it today. Apparently you cant even preorder it either.
Negative aspects aside the twitch based MMO pvp has me intrigued. I have also heard many good things about its wvw and crafting.
Edit: Its also on Steam Greenlight! Go vote it up!