I highly doubt they make Starcraft 2 with the core gamers like you find here in mind. Their priority number one I believe is making money on their product. Thus, the product will be more concentrated on the big mass, and not a smaller core of hardcore gamers. Thus we might see a lack of more advanced features, and the implementation of making the game "simpler". As I think that will draw the most customers. I don't state this as facts, more like just a thought.
Correct me if I'm wrong here.
Edit: Sorry, forgot I went off topic. So I guess I'll have to add something about the new patch. I have yet a conspiracy (I don't really belive it, but it makes up for all the ones claiming Blizzard are killing the bnet scene etc) and that is that they're trying to get new gamers into the original Starcraft before the initial release of the successor.