Broken Meeple Reviews - #5 - Pandemic Legacy

Sorry it's been so long - well before I go on my cruise, I'll get some more prepared for you while I'm away! How about that? For starters, let's talk about Pandemic Legacy finally - does this rekindle Pandemic for me after I left the original behind, does it deserve a #1 spot on BGG and is the finite life a downer or nothing to worry about?
Also note, for the nit-pickers, the ten minute clock does not include music intros and endings! ;-)