My favorite are all the fixes to make 1.8 work.
My least favorite which sounds to me like a gross under estimate of how I see the new content is ALL the new stuff.
Enderdragon - easy mob to take out if you played minecraft in beta annoying to fight not a challenge.
Endermen - worst mob to stick in both the end and the over glad it got nerf'd to only mess with the ground and not buildings I spent hours on only to take a closer look and see their creative genius at work.
Enchanting Table - I thought books would be used to write in or be scrapped not to be put in shelf and have runes fly out at a book on a pedestal and all the enchantments written in pokemon's Unknown alphabet
Enchantments - wow all the abilities and power ups to my weapons... wait why mr. mob aren't you dead yet this is a diamond sword or a diamond plated wooden sword
Brewing Stand - hmmmm this looks like a turbine I know exactly where to put this.
Potions - What brew potions why would I, I can build underwater and not die in a fire.
Giant Mushrooms - hmmm didn't need them before and with rebounding health never gonna.
Mushroom world - ooooooooooooooooo a world that was invaded by mushrooms now if only I could find them
SWAMPS - hmmmm a new biome lets go and find one wait.... why is the dirt on this forest black why is my beautiful river dark. edit all you want you can get rid of every other biome except this one.
Breeding - mhmmm I can now farm my animals instead of going out killing all of them and waiting a minute for them to respawn
Hunger bar - never have to worry about death again my health re bounds unless I drop myself in a pool of lava and don't try and get out. Now I HAVE to take food with me where ever I go -sigh-
over time I realize that I may like some additions but for now they are all pointless to make me think of skyrim. I use to think pistons were useless and... I still do the amount of uses are few and the complexity of wiring it make it much less impressive than in the case of the bridge carrying a sword, bow, and torches. When I can dive bomb a zombie take the 2 hearts of damage and kill it before it has a chance to recover in 1.0 but a creeper can still get me in 1.3_01 then something is wrong.
P.S. if you read all of this congrats I hope you got some laughs
The new snapshot is fantastic. I like the new terrain.
I really wish these should have been dealt with or considered however:
*Cocoa Shrubs(probably soon)
*Zombie Pigmen(make them spawn only on netherrack but keep them hostile)
*Pigmen (how often do pigs get struck by lightning?)
*Charged Creeper (above statement but insert creeper)
*Dragon Egg use(probably soon)
*Sticking Keys glitch(lag induced)
*Poorly placed title screen button(when you die)
*Ice-silk touch issue(program to prevent duplication of ice block and make ice placement in Nether evaporate)
*Sniper Duel achievement forgotten about? not fixed?
*Iron armor and diamond still oddly powerful
*New Boats or new boat(my idea on it: Iron Keel)
*nether boat/minecart(see link above also)
*Ravine still clashes with pretty much all other terrain generation (everything floating in it)
*Purple Arrows still in jar folder, could easily be given a good use
*Some of us miss zombies with random armor(would be cool)