I'm liking the changes, especially the ability to change your stance to shade the defender. I'm curious to see how on-ball defense feels this time around. I didn't play 2K12 fort that long last year, but I'm getting the itch again. Especially since it's not even certain if NBA Live is coming out anymore. And who knows what kind of shape that game will be in even if it does.
Changing the dribble controls will be a nice change of pace as well. I'm also reading that they're including a manual bounce pass this year.