Well, it certainly changed alright... the net install didn't work, didn't boot up, no GRUB and missing other key files too. So... I can't give a true comment.
And now that my desktop has fried itself, I'm forced to install Linux on my laptop or go without... that's how bad things are going right now.
pacman -Syyu life not found in sync db
he is waiting for lubuntu now...
relesed on 29th this month hopefully
Lubuntu feels lacking right now, but that's a possibility too.