I know some people don't like the series because of the floaty physics, but I LOVED the first one. I didn't create anything either, I just liked playing the community levels and beating the story levels without dying.
Is it as fun as the first?
Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are "It might have been." http://i.imgur.com/6OfjR.jpg
Double as good as the first. Nothing has been taken away, you get everything you had on LBP1, and it has a wonderful community that spews out massive amounts of amazing levels. I think there's something like 800 mm picks or something like that
Currently playing= Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, PSASBR, Uncharted 3, Dust 514 PSN= Ultimatepancake
I didn't really care for it personally, but that's because I'm not much of a social media gamer. It's basically an upgraded version of the first one with a new story, items etc. You probably won't get much out of if you just do the single player, but if you're into the social networking stuff you'll love it.