As the title suggests, I recently had the opportunity to at last read some of the famous Starcraft Novels this weekend (I don't think reading the War Pig comic that came with the SCII CE counts as a novel) and now I finally got more insight on the plight of some (not saying names) about SCII's lore.

After reading Liberty's Crusade, Shadow of the Xel'Naga and Speed of Darkness I started comparing the combined SCI and the novels' universe against SCII. Still I don't find SCII bad at all, but it could had fared much better especially with Mengsk...the man was an interesting character in Liberty's Crusade, for example.