Firstly I *really* wish the Lord President hadn't been called Rassilon. There is a lot of history around that character, and whilst Rassilon would have been Lord President, he was also long dead (for heaven's sake he had a tomb in a previous episode!)
Secondly, I'm interested in the immediate shifts the BBC (and Moffatt - I wonder which is driving it, showrunner / producer / corporation or all three) is making to draw a line between the Davies and Moffatt eras. The new logo for instance ... I have a feeling that although Moffatt won't do anything that will grate with what's happened since 2005, there WILL be a subtle shift in style, look etc which will make the changing of the guard.
(For those who haven't noticed yet, the BBC's released a bunch of material around the 2010 series now that the finale's out of the way - see here.)
Thirdly, on the big build-up to this being a tear-jerker. I thought it was OK, but I have to say I was less moved than by e.g. the last episode with Donna. Probably because we knew the Doctor would re-generate, and whatever he says about it being as bad as dying, it can't feel that way from our viewpoint. When Donna lost her memory, I thought there was a greater sense of something being lost.