We survived Issac without any major damage, however some houses across the road from us and the whole street east of us flooded. We were lucky. Tonight is my first night back at work after the storm and I will try to make an entry every night shift I work provided I have the time.
Thanks to my 5,000 Watt generator I was able to get online during the days the power was out so I didn't miss the 5.0.4 patch launch. I was amazed by how many people had no clue what was going on and spammed trade chat with questions they should have already known the answers to if they just would have read the patch notes on the loading screen.
I like the change to the talent system. The old system was way over complicated, and everyone was using the same builds anyway except for a few points you could spend however you wanted. The new system makes things much easier because all the "must have talents" for your class and spec are already built in so all you have to do is choose now are the talents that best suit your play style.
I also like the changes they made to Glyphs. Instead of having 9 Glyphs per toon, we only need 6 now, and of those 6 only the 3 Major Glyphs effect our performance. The 3 Minor ones are mostly "For Fun" Glyphs, which add some type of special effects or animation to our actions.
Account wide achievements, mounts, and pets was another great idea especially for people like me who "had to" play toon A instead of toon B because because toon A needed the pet, mount, or was the toon with the most achievement points.
Haven't had a chance to do any dungeons or raids to see the new spells and talents yet; been too busy redoing talents and glyphs and dealing with broken addons and all that. My internet has also been extremely slow as a result of the hurricane and my provider promises me they are working as quickly as possible resolve the problem.
Retired Army NCO, Logistics Manager, and Habitual World of Warcraft Player.