This has always been my worry. Not necessarily that it may be crap but I hope they make it like TS not a totally different game just with same characters and story-line. It needs to have that fun TS feel to it. This is why I would prefer HD remakes somewhat.
Doak is gone and many other TS members are gone from the original TS1. So I don't even know if it will be possible for them to have it have a TS feel, it may just end up turning into a Halo-type game.
I hope it is good (if we ever see it, which seems less and less likely every year), but I have very low expectations because I know if I have high hopes I will just be let down, like with so many other game and movie sequels that were a total fail.
But as for remake, TS1 HD remake I would pay good money for. Heck I would pay good money for TS1 as is just with online and LAN support.