At the moment im kinda sad of the way of the HOMM is going.
For first id like to say that Heroes 4 was really bad game and i dindnt like it at all, reason for this was the game looked like **** and it was ****. The makers of homm 4 really tryed some new stuff that didnt work at all for some reason.(sadly)
Second as i have been watching the ss and trailers and the development of homm 5. Looks like homm4... not good... It seems like in the demo that you are trying to create ART in here or something, everything seems really detailed and seems like you have been trying to make every thing look really gr8. i dont know tbh... but i feel like u are missing the homm in the game... i dont mind the change in the graphics in the game as long as it looks Cool and as long as it fits the game, but it dont look like it fits the game in this case.
3rd... The homm1, homm2 and HOMM3 specially.
Heroes of might and magic 3 is one of the best games that have been ever made. Only few games can compete with HOMM 3, games like WoW, Fallout 2, some might and magics, and some final fantasys. Homm3 ftw... I know many other ppl that think that homm3 is the best of any homms out there, and think that homm4 was really ****.
In my opinion you should... Build the new homm5 like homm3 but upgrade everything to next level and add loads of new stuff that fit in to the game.