I don't really play many modern games. There's hardly anything in my collection newer then WCP.
A friend bought me SC2 as a present, he's apparently a very good friend! I am shocked at the likeness of the between missions menu to the Starlancer ones (and even the Wing Commander ones! You can click on people to have conversations with them, though I have no idea if any of that affects mission outcome yet!).
I'm still disappointed that I have to be online to play, and I do not enjoy navigating the online menus. Nor do I enjoy having to save my games online. But that's okay. The game is pretty solid, though it's hardly the same as classic Starcraft. Someone above said they won't play the original anymore, I think I will. I rather enjoy it more because it's simpler and more basic then SC2 (though that may just be because I'm such a newb at it!).