Why did people assume it would be a turn based online game? People automatically put together HOMM and MMORPG. HOMM was a good series for other reasons like a its creativity. It's like saying Worlds of Warcraft was going to be way to complicated because it would be WC3 online.
And as a random note the new Dodge Viper is designed by the same Japanese guy who designed the Camry, now make assumptions about that