So I just got my copies of E:TBfGK and E:MtJ in the mail today -- they look AWESOME! Great job Rob, Jaime, Xin (and... uh who was it that was helping Xin out... President Allosaurus?). I had thought that the text updates and illustrations were not going to be in the book, but they are there in both books.
I am looking forward to the new material (they arrived right as I was leaving for work, so I'll read them tonight.) Not sure where on the forums that discussion of the books and any new tidbits of canon they contain, so I started this thread.