It has many of the things we requested at S1cafe, like the LCD panel and even the LED lights like many have installed themselves (myself included). It also has other things we didn't even think of, like the USB port.
Some other nice features:
Brushed stainless and plastic side panels....no polishing at all!!!!
Integrated timer (see clock icon on LCD panel).
Glossy black side panels and drip tray.
Other things we asked for which I am not sure they added:
Temp in F and C with 1F resolution?
Improved grouphead? Mounted closer to boiler? Or perhaps charge heating (although the cover looks like chromed plastic like the Silvia...cosmetic only?)
Single gauge manometer (like the V1?)
Some people think the price will be higher...but I would bet anything the price will be the same or at most perhaps $200 higher...to keep in competitive with the other new DBs out there. After all, many of these changes are cosmetic and cheap to employ...after the intial non-recurring design cost (which I am sure Chris's team help with to make in an exclusive....with our help of course)