I spent this past weekend playing FE:EH, with the v2.0 update (patch?). All in all, a favorable change. Also tried my first mods since FE days.
Between Life And Death v0.92.1-8--92-1 with the Parrot-bridge mod is a wonderful experience. To steal language from Civ 5, the 'Between Life And Death ' mod lets one play EH 'tall' instead of 'wide.' Many, many cool enhancements. I love the idea that a sovereign can choose to favor, and enhance one element (earth air fire water) at the expense of the others via making landscape changes. (Favor fire and you lose some affinity with water, etc.) Nice mods!
Happy to revisit EH ..