I've gotta be in the minority here, but I'm a little confused as to why everyone is so excited for this new Mario game. I absolutely adored Galaxy, never played Sunshine or 64, but this new one just does not look interesting to me. The maps look extremely small (like they should be their own individual levels, similar to the planets in Galaxy) and like I could run from one end of the map to the other in 2 minutes. It doesn't look like most of the shops other than say the hat store or one other are actually enterable. The whole humans / rabbits concept is odd, but I'm holding off judgement on that until we get more info. The differing art styles feels like such an odd decision, and I hope we get a lot more worlds that explain why that happened a bit more.
I don't know, I'm just legitimately curious why so many people seem to be so excited, as I don't seem to see anything all too exciting / innovative.