The status bar is now transparent and there is updated firmware for the stock Camera app. It also went through a process of optimizing the apps.
I took a very quick look at the Camera app, but didn't see any major changes.
I set the animations back to 1X and the phone feels pretty snappy even with those settings. No problems opening any of my apps.
It looks like my Available Storage actually increased with the update. Before it was 7.72 GB and it's now 7.85 GB.
Certain apps can now be moved to the SD card via the application manager as was shown in the DroidLife news item. This is exactly the same process as in the old Android days.