I've enjoyed BFG 1 & was delighted to see that I could preorder BFG 2 at a discount, and I hope to enoy BFG 2 as well, once the betas are over.
Judging from gameplay videos, it seems the second title suffers from lack of zoom as does the first.
You simply cannot zoom out very far. This is annoying, as it will require jumping between several points on the map, should you find yourself with a split fleet for any purpose.
Learn from Homeworld, or any TW game. It is nice to have a near top-down view of the battlefield on occasion.