I have to ask... what?
More ads, more attempts at thwarting adblock, more submissions that are just blatant copies from reddit/ars, more submissions that have absolutely nothing to do with "News for nerds, stuff that matters". "Slow down, Cowboy" is worse than before, blocking legitimate users from posting for hours. "It has been 11 hours since your last post, please slow down to give others a chance to post" is not constructive.
Moderator points are worse than before, with points handed out at a way too high rate. This causes polarization, with more +5 articles and more -1, but fewer in-between.
And I don't see much fixed either.
Unicode is still broken despite what you say -- even if some ISO-8859-1 characters are now unfiltered, they're not unicode.
Lists (which are listed under "Allowed HTML") are still broken.
apk is still posting his spam.