I picked him up on April 2nd, and played with him for about, oh... 15 minutes. Now he just sits on my desk.
It's actually a very cool toy, but I tried to listen to one of the "stories" about one of the films (ESB maybe?) and it just kept on going and going... didn't seem like it was going to stop. My girlfriend and I took turns asking questions and getting answers from Yoda, which was fun... at least for a few minutes.
I never bought the first Yoda, so I can't compare it to that one.