I’m ignoring most of it because I don’t like 4e, but these are of interest:
1. The new GSL is still on a collision course with nowhere. Scott Rouse is working on it but with Lidda gone, it’s not coming soon and when it does, probably won’t be significantly changed. Yay.
2. WotC may be releasing non-random minis! This would be welcome. The price and prepaint of their minis are great, the randomness not. I’ve only bought about 5 packs because of that, even though I’ve desperately wanted more from playing a summoner recently. Thought some of the commons are pretty cheap from the secondary market.
3. More and more people are relating their 4e experiences, and learning that, as I said, the new rules are not indeed streamlined, but take even longer to run a combat.