I still liked SS1 better. And I think it's larger in a way than SS2. SS2 limits your places to walk. Don't know if SS1 does that though. But there's just so much more in SS1.
And I don't like big games where you have to keep track of too much. Thus I don't really like games like Civilization, warcraft2 (3), or Age of wonders though they're good examples of those kinds of games. Keeping it small is the way for me. Like Jagged alliances or Space hulk.