Sorry my glass is forever half full.
The "new" review sytem is to cater for the change to updates. Now they show the submitted update is in review and awaits action.... so far I have waited over 2 weeks for my last update to either be accepted of ticketted.
To me, its yet another delay loop be the review team.
Only time will tell if the system is better/faster... and my money says it will not get faster.
I notice a book has a 1.2 update pending.. was 1.1 reviewed and passed onto the store in a less than the two weeks I have waited so far?