I don't understand these people. They should know by now that this anime will be following the manga more closely and thus follow characterizations from the manga, which are different from the previous anime no matter what they think.
Roy in the manga? Is a DORK.
Al in the manga is a better fighter than Ed and threatens to beat up people who piss him off.
GET OVER IT.
It also annoys me how they keep wanting it to be grimdark like the previous anime. Hello, there is a reason why us manga fans have been waiting for this!
See, this is what happens when I go check out forums. Remind me not to do that again. >_>
EDIT: Also remind me not to start anymore unnecessary wank!posts on my own journal. Last thing I need to do is spread the negativity. Sorry, everyone. D: