And I can't help but get excited for ItN. ACiT is still one of my all time favourite games. Plus, Talwyn returning? Voiced by Tara Strong? Yes please! That was the one area I was let down by ACiT. Talwyn, along with Cronk and Zephyr, were pretty much just dropped completely.
Yes, I was kind of frustrated by this as well. The fact that the only place she's mentioned in the game is on the radio felt like a bit of a letdown.
Agreed with all of the other points you made too. Good post!