I'm liking how TN implemented the autocombos. Having access to other moves and stances out of them is great. Nyo can P+K after the 1st or 2nd hit while Honoka and Ryu can go into their stances. Everyone needs this.
Haven't been too impressed with the new characters in multiple recent games. Josie, Katarina, Gigas, Groh, Shun'ei, Meitenkun, and Nico to list a few. The last characters that wowed me were Algol and Hilde in SC4.