I couldn't be there in person, so I had to make do with watching the live stream. (Hopefully, I'll make it next year.)
The stand-out highlight for me was the production quality of the stream. This year, the production and commentary crew set a new standard for professional streaming. The replay feature is really awesome! Jeff's interviews in between rounds were great: interesting, snappy, short and to the point, and a perfect way to bridge the gap in between rounds. And I was super-impressed with the commentary by Theresa, Steve, and Bowen. That was a wonderful mix of presenting information, educating the less-expert viewer, keeping people up to date with current happenings and their implications, and all of that without losing the excitement of the competition and the near super-human feats of the players.
Thanks guys for keeping us dialled in, even though we live upside-down here in Down Under!