I am SO happy with the new magic items! Finally, the wait is over, and the Holy Avenger, Vorpal Swords, and so on are back to being truly awesome.

Also noted in this playtest packet, that Throwing Axes use Strength, but Throwing hammers use Dex? Kinda wierd, that one. Too bad the Dwarven Throwers are only in hammer version, no axes. (why not have both / either?).

And the New AC tables are good too, very close to what I was hoping in fact! yay. You can really see the flat math at work here. The magic items seem iconic and powerful to me.