Loved the new release. Everything's polished, fun, and up to modern professional standards. Antwerp was really cool (second mission was nearly unplayable on my rig, but I pushed through it). I also really liked Templar with the added tech and rebalancing of the missions a bit. Made me actually happy to be able to fly a Myrmidon for once.
I know it's a small detail in the grand scheme of all the cool stuff that this mod does well, but I really like the background skyboxes in this mod. They've got all the right nostalgic colors from the original FS1 in-game nebulae and CBanims, and a more retail aesthetic (IMO) than the now-traditional Lightspeed backgrounds that come in the MediaVPs. I figured they were based on output from Spacescape, but they're really tastefully done, and I love how the briefing screen backgrounds match the systems.