In light of Dawn of War 3 - which to many was a disappointment; wherever you came from. Be it an avid fan of the first game/second game or a newbie that likes RTS'. Technically people from COH1 hate COH2...too. For understandable reasons. But COH2 is, now, a great RTS in most respects (People really don't like the microtransactions).
All of DAW3's problems with design, graphics, balance etc could filter through to COH3 if it's an embedded problem or mentality. Will it? How many people who developed COH1/2 are still at Relic? Has the SEGA takeover affected their ability? I read that it didn't and apparantly is a force of good. So does that mean Relic has let some talent leak? Or did they just try something new by being the jack of all trades RTS (DAW3), and it just didn't live up to expectations - which can happen.
I hope Relic learns from its mistakes when it comes to COH3. Which I'm sure has been in the initial stages of development for at least a year or so.