The gameplay changes are realistic and I rather like them. There are still occasions with the bouncing ball when it goes over the try line before bouncing into touch that are not handled correctly, resulting in a lineout on the 5 rather than a scrum back where the ball was kicked from. On the whole though, it is handled correctly and we are seeing a lot more scrums from dead-ball situations. We will all have to pay a bit more attention to scrum stats now
I am not sure the "Sports Shop" is a good addition. Reducing home advantage was certainly a good thing to do but replacing it with "season long" equipment which, in my humble opinion, is just a method of using MB "on the fly", I am not convinced. If you want top ranked teams with maxed out buildings (I am far from it incidentally) to be able to use the spare money from their banks, introduce extra "Cup" games that only the top 100 teams can play in but at a cost with "winner takes all...maybe converted to gold balls or a good player"?
Just my thoughts.