I thought I'd be the first to post a topic :)
I'm personally not in love with the @exitformat used on rooms. It looks nice… but to me, I find it very inconvenient in usage. The problem is that unless you really know a place, the cardinal directions have very little meaning. Sure, there is +compass, but if you end up having to +compass after most moves, it defeats the terseness, not to mention the inconvenience of having to enter the +compass command.
Maybe it's just me, but I've never found the more standard format to be hard to use or really very ugly. If most people like the new format, OK (I have a trigger and some softcode give me a full exit list after every look using the current format, so I can deal with it. :) )