Well they just had to screw things up didn't they? In Thief 2 demo ("The unwelcome guest" for those who remember), they put a shortened version of a huge and arguably the best Thief 2 level in it. Now they put 2 of the most uninteresting missions of the game and the first one is the training level. Those who have seen the kindergarden that the training level is, will know what i mean. It's no wonder people will be pissed. Personally i found it insulting and
There are a lot of IW residues in the game although the atmosphere is definately Thief. It just makes me sad, how much more perfect it could be if they didn't have outside pressure from Eidos marketing to make it easier and more action oriented etc.