I kind of expected it from dealing wth CoH but was a little worred after I played Champions Online. After being in beta and headstart I was kind of worried that the old girl would not get a decent launch but Cryptic pulled it through, at least for the majority of players.
I'm not sure what you did but I have not felt the let down that I did with your 2 previous games. Most likely it's the IP though and I think you did it well for entertainment value. I am happy that I bought the Lifetime deal and I think after over 10 MMO's I may have finally found my home.