Maybe I am wrong, but I don't believe, as my clairvoyance informs me, that the cardinal-electors will elect a man that will create a "rupture" in terms of the direction of the papacy since 1978, especially as the new pope's predecessor will still be alive. Any pope, bishop or priest who lives in the shadow of his predecessor still living knows that it is best to keep continuity rather than promote rupture and thus be perceived as dishonoring his predecessor.
So I predict the next pope will continue the Liturgical reforms of Benedict XVI and kick it up a notch. That he will call out heresies in the Church and perhaps list them in some kind of encyclical or syllabus.
I do think there will be some house-cleaning in the curia and that the new pope, while not micro-managing the day-to-day affairs of the Vatican will select bishops and cardinals that will do what he wants and not be loose canons, so to speak, in the Vatican working against the Holy Father instead of with him.
Keep in mind the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was very magnanimous about his predecessor Pope John Paul II. Apart from personality differences, the Holy Father Emeritus never undid any aspect of Pope John Paul in the areas of faith and morals although he address the hot-button issues of the day in a more forthright way and disciplined people more so than John Paul II.
John Paul II delegated way to much control of the liturgy to the liturgical progressive and Master of Ceremonies, the first Marinni. The second Marinni under Benedict did it Benedict's way, liturgy in continuity.
But now, there is a comet in the sky and it is flying close and this on the heals of a asteroid and a meteor within inches of the earth and the meteor crashing into Russia that needs a specific consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which the next pope will definitely do. And these astrological phenomenon along with a lighten strike on Saint Peter's hours after the Holy Father announced his renunciation of the papal throne.
And now we have Saint Malachy's prophesies coming to fruition with the conclave beginning on 03/13/13 and the election of the new pope on the Ides of March and his "coronation" on Saint Patrick's Day, the homeland saint of Saint Malachy. It doesn't get any spookier than this folks.
Remember the Mel Brook's comedy "High Anxiety?" Well you better!