I haven't taken a proper look at C2 because of the absence of an .exe exporter (let's not go over old ground, we've already been there), but I see no reason why C2 wouldn't be better than C1.
They've learnt a lot whilst writing C1, and when all the features are in place I'm sure it will be great.
I may even give it a try sometime, but probably not, because of the absence of....ahem.
the fact that pc gaming is shrinking
Lol, the death of the old grey slab has been greatly exaggerated over the years.
I remember about 10 years or so ago, we were being told that the PC was on it's way out by the media in every corner it seemed, and with the likes of Command & Conquer, PC games kept hitting the top of the charts.
We saw a similar thing 4 or 5 years ago from the media, including the UK TV Teletext magazine "GameStation" where the PC was being given it's last rites.
And now once again, no doubt from a narrow poll that doesn't reflect the full demographic, we hear that the PC will not survive the next generation of games consoles.
Hmm, MineCraft anyone.