Somehow I'm not surprised that they don't do the one thing I was really excited about them doing. Had so many fun plans for machines that could launch objects around. Mojang seems to really be reigning in the "fun" and "creativity" aspects of this game for the sake of "realism" with these last couple updates. It's an utter shame, because that's rarely the correct way to develop a fun and whimsical creativity toy.
42- The answer to life, the universe and everything
64- Full stack
314- Mathematical Dessert
413- Stuck at home(Or something similar, I can never remember)
666- Mark of the Beast
1337- Pathetic meme
launching is gone, and that sucks, because I was using that with the pistons mod to launch items up to the surface from my mod tower at bedrock, using a piston system. Still, for fast travel, this has easy possibilitys for on/off boat elevators, and maybe even just stacked pistons. Think about it. You have 100 sticky pistons going into the ground, stacked on eachother, and pressing a button extends them, 1 by 1, lifting you up. Good idea? I think so.