@Demonjoe93: The crash bomber boss is legitimate hoetery and one of just a handful of terrible design choices in MM2. Probably the most prominent, though they all stick out because of how tight the game is before the castle.
Yeah, going from the first game to this one, I have noticed some questionable design choices in this game. A few levels really irritated me. The vanishing platforms near the end of Heat Man's stage can go phuck itself. I avoided that level like the plague until I got Item 2. Quick Man's stage had that one part with the lasers that could be very difficult to dodge if you didn't know in advance exactly what direction to push Mega Man as he goes off screen. Other than those two things and the fourth section of Wily's Fortress though, the level design is very good. I love the weapons in this game too. They're much better than the first game's weapons.
EDIT: Also, since when did GameSpot start censoring swears again? I remember a while back they weren't censoring at all.