I put spoiler in the title so we don't need to do spoiler tags,
Yates said they didn't do the Battle of Hogwarts because there's a huge Battle at Hogwarts in the last book and they didn't to be redundant. Which is still WTFifying, but at least they thought it through.
My big thing was no funeral. Just that little Wizarding Grateful Dead concert-type thing at the end.
One thing they changed that I liked was Harry/Ginny taking place more in private.
The other thing that confused me was the Burrow burning down. You could have taken that part out, and it really would not have changed the story at all. So why did they put it in?
I agree about the cinematography. And Jessie Cave was an amazing Lavender Brown, nothing like I expected, but perfect. I was reminded again why people have Snape fantasies. I had forgotten in the last few movies.
And they made excellent use of the castle setting.
I'd love to hear your thoughts when you see it at the IMAX!