Some things in the codex are definitely better. They've lost the Ynnari style move twice/shoot twice abilities which is significant.
We shouldn't be too upset yet as additional units and point adjustments might have a significant impact on the performance.
What additional units?... as to the points cost look a few posts up where I've put what I can change in my 2k brigade list... ie the points changes are just in line with everyone elses
Now I lost 40% of my games ... and of the others over half were won on objectives /VP not annihilation so yes losing those AoFs is significant... but what have they been replaced with? When you look at it yes somethings that needed toning down (the saint for example) have been but not replaced with anything significant .. you are left with just a lesser index list being passed off as a beta codex.... And that is what is causing a lot of the upset (from my understanding)...according to rumours we have gained ONE unit, and that is limited to 1 per formation, our unique army skill that is supposed to be equal to other factions is now spend a fineante resource for the attempt.... Nothing else in the game has that limiting factor.
Will I play it - yes, am I looking forward to it - yes, will I play as mono 'dex - yes, do I expect to be able to hold my own against all comers lists - not sure yet until I've read all the strats & AoFs and the wording