Good and bad. First, the good.
1) Thank God, the side panel is useful for cooling now. That 80mm side mount on the Stacker1 really pissed me off. Ability to add fans without the 3.5 drive bays is good, too. However, is there the ability to mount them with screws? I can't stand those plastic fan mount things, bad Antec memories.
2) Looks good. It'll look far, far better in black, however. Honestly, I don't know why you guys don't just make a black one first. That's what most people seem to want anyway, to match components.
1) The only thing aluminum does is make it weigh less and make it cost a shitload. People that are interested in the Stacker were not concerned about case portability, considering the Stacker1 weighs 10 tons and can support a troupe of hobos living inside. Aluminum is also more flimsy. I wish this trend in making all cases aluminum would roll over and die. Should've stayed with good, solid steel.
2) Front door....ewww. No, no... please, make it have a -good- option (ie, doesn't look stupid) to not have a door at all. That was one of my favorite things about the stacker. Front doors are a good idea on paper that ends up being stupid in application. It's never closed except when you're not using the computer.
All in all, not a bad case. However, if it's more than $20 more than the Stacker1, I'll go with another original for the door-less design, more space (big deal here), steel construction. And I mean current prices, basically I wouldn't pay over $200 for this case.
On a side note, does anything here agree with me that the Centurion 530 looks like what the Stacker2 should've looked like?