After playing it last night and what others have said, it is a total 1:1 clone. However I have grown tired of COC and have a soft spot for Dragons (kind of a geek).
So I am respectfully disagreeing with all the negativity. I found myself really enjoying this new iteration of this type of game play, made popular by supercell. To me, it's a much needed refreshing change to CoC and I plan on playing it more so to fully see this games potential. I suspect this game will do well with like minded CoC players. To each their own however.