Gotcha, that all sounds great and glad you already were on it haha. The thinning out of content may be good too. Because my poor 4GB Tmodloader was getting a bit stressed. The 64bit version doesnt' work for me or is insanely unstable. Kudo's either way and I'm eagerly looking forward to 1.01. We have been doing lots of balancing for our 1.0 release, so don't fret.
2. We are moving them to their own mod to avoid power creep
3. We're changing her as well as hydra to make them more of a challenge
4. Already nerfed for 1.0
5. He's gonna sell more event stuff in 1.0.
Also, lots of fluff content has been removed like useless/broken armors, etc.