Fun stuff is getting plotted for site speed, and search. Of more debatable interest are the stats. Stats have been live for Cyrillic Services (SUP) users since quite a while; I have poked and heard that in addition to the announcement in lj_2008, there is also an announcement planned for news prior to this going live, and the existing opt-out for SUP stats will work for this so if you're already opted-out that way, you won't have to do it twice (and you can do it ahead of time). There may also be other sources of entertainment, such as the a la carte userpics planned for November, and the permanent account sale ditto.
You know how when you write something, you have five people look over it, and then a minute after you publish it approximately ten things that could have been better jump out? Yeah, it looks like that happens to theljstaff too. :D
As soon as I track down where and how to find the SUP stats opt-out, I'll be sharing that with the rest of the class. For Real Live Official Answers, head on over to the happening times at lj_2008, where marta is gamely fielding comments and probably wishing that about ten of the most commonly asked questions had been asked prior to the post going live. Oh, and devs are reading comments there, or at least getting summarized.