I'm reporting several bugs in the appropriate place
I'm really disappointed that gdm has been configured without the language menu. One of the really nice things about the VL6 gdm configuration is that you could choose a different language on a session-by-session basis. Trust me, if you need to work in a right-to-left language you probably don't want to do it in a left-to-right desktop and vice versa. In any multilingual office or home this feature is likely to be used. IMHO, it's a step backwards.
Thank you for not loading cairo-dock by default.
The look and feel (theming, wallpaper) isn't to my liking but that's a personal preference issue. I don't remember the last time I said that about a VL release, though. I usually like what the artistic side of the development team does.
If you're running Xfce why leafpad over mousepad?
I'm sure I'll come up with more as I use it more.