Paragus from Inquisition has posted a Q&A from Aventurine about Darkfall. It contains a lot of new info, and is well worth reading.
Aventurine has also provided some additional clarification about the new safe zones here.
Overall I like the direction AV is moving DF in, and with release so close at hand, I think I’ll wait until then to really comment on things. Right now the info we have is a little scattered, and I don’t think we will get a full view of all the changes until we see them in action. Breaking down one change in a vacuum has little value IMO.