I have to agree. I played IGI 1, and it's pretty fun for the most part, minus the lack of save games and multiplayer.
This "beta" seems to be a step backward from where the original was. The graphics, models, and animation seem about the same, but the gameplay for a "stealthy" shooter is completely out of whack. Who needs to sneak around when you can run at 30 mph while strafing and firing at the same time?
Some good ideas with it (like paying for early respawn) but it seems like it needs a little more time in the oven.