The fact that there's no starter kits implies there might not be a complete format overhaul straight out the gate... That's decent news.
Woot! They brought back levels and Pokedex information! Also, they're apparently keeping the Shinnoh legendaries as gods. I'm a little surprised.
Up the airy mountains / Down the rushy Glen /
We dare not go a-hunting / For fear of Fairy-type Pokémon
And I just noticed the return of flavor text.
Yay, flavor text! Haven't seen that for a few years!
Wow, have they always had cards as powerful as that Dailga. They seriously gave it power over time. It's kind of cool (and almost cheating)!