You want the best of both. Awesome preset units and custom designed ones. Good story lore but the ability to create your own race and nation. Tiered gameplay but solid linear progression. Endless paradoxes, some people just are never satisfied.
Pretty much. I want compelling lore, massively different factions, strategic considerations, and fun mechanics like FfH2, with the tactical combat, better spell system, and unique weapons of Elemental. The fact that Kael is on the job is the main thing that makes me hopeful for the series.
Edit: I want it all, that's not too much to ask, right?