The one thing they didn't mention is if they were changing the way the importing your character from ME1 to ME2 worked. The only way to import a maximized stat character into ME2 was actually to play through ME1 a second time with the same character. It would be odd to force that when you're releasing the entire thing in a combined edition.
*side note: I actually played through ME1 3 times completely, because I played through my first playthrough as a paragon, then did renegade because I wanted to hear all that dialog, then realized that if I wanted to export my character to ME2 the way I wanted him, as a Paragon, I needed to play through again to reset him to that. I mean, the third playthrough at max level was insanely fast, but still, felt pretty dumb for not having the foresight to play renegade first then paragon.