Well to say I'm pumped about the New HE's would be an understatement. Having played them since 4th ed in around 1992 it's fair to say I'd gotten a little stale of them in 8th. From what I have seen so far of the new release it looks to be the best (in my unbiased opinion in 8th so far).
A little tidbit - this is the rider for the Phoenix assembled on foot - looks like a new new Lord level character the Anointed of Asuryan.. Enjoy