I would just like to add that overall I think the things that they added were definately needed, and I am glad that they seem to have basically made a bunch of under the hood improvements to LW.
However overall this list is really, really disapointing. No update to Motion Mixer, No LS Commander in Modeler which is badly badly needed. No real edge tools. No rendering improvements, Rendering of instances ala XSI, Particle improvments, Sas update or viewable hair and fur solution, Spreadsheet improvments, Many Many plugins that are not part of LW natively, etc.
This is very disapointing and although it may please a lot of users that are a bit newer to LW I think most of us using this at work will find this update really lacking a lot.
Not to mention the awful interface… god I hope they have and option to revert the style back to the way 7.5 looks, clean and usable.
I think there will be some really nice tools in 8 however this is not on the level, or scale that most of us had really needed it to be.