Like the devs said, the first info they are going to release is going to center around what separates DA2 from DAO. Why would they come out saying: The loot is the same just better, combat is the same just more stuff, etc... I like the qunari model; I hated Sten in DAO because he looked so generic, just a tall fat human. The races weren't differentiated enough; elves were just malnourished and short humans.
The only thing that worries me at this point is the loot system. While they haven't mentioned anything yet, with all this talk of unique character models and animations, it seems as though they may go the mass effect route. All characters unique, but have limited armor sets. Hawke's "starting" armor looks too good to be replaced very early on.