Rope trick has actually been rather nicely nerfed. No view window, the Rope is actually much easier to mess up to collapse the dimensional space. And it takes 10 minutes to cast, so no chase castings of it while trying to escape pursuers.
ALso, you can still flavor stuff for friends and family, you'll just have to tell them to eat it quickly. I'm mostly okay with the changes but losing out on the lighter and air drawing aspects is kind of a bummer. I do like the different effects for other spell lists but only arcane gets all of them.