I get 6 hours .with 30 min worth of calls and email ckecking every hour, light browsing...
I don't usually drain my battery all the way before charging it, but I do notice that at the end of the day I have more charge left than I did before the update. After about 12 hours I usually have about 40% remaining.
I have email and twitter set to sync every few minutes, I play the occasional game, and I stream Pandora every evening for about an hour on my way home. Not too much actual phone usage though.
Battery life is very acceptable to me.
Mine went up as well. ... On a semi-related note, I tried home++ beta for a day. It was awful. It does not play nice with my droid, but I do like its features and hope they get worked out during this beta.
I've been using Home++ for about a week now and it seems to work fine for me. I get the Force Close window fairly regularly, but regardless of if I push the "force close" button or the "wait" button, it just closes the message window and I'm back in action. It's a minor annoyance that will hopefully be fixed soon.