... and still no Bretonnian updates

Any recommendations on where to start? I think the last time I played was 6th edition and the "Storm of Chaos." And I feel like a fish out of water staring at all these new and shiny models on GW's website... (Empire Demigrpyhs look awesome. And what the hell is a Coven Throne?)

I suppose there are too many changes to list since I last played, but what's the general consensus on the current edition (whatever it is ) Better, worse than 6th?

And for fellow Bretonnian players: how has our army fared over the past few years? When last I left, people whined about the cheesiness of our 5+ ward saves and the OP lance formation. But that was many a moon ago...