The buzz in the EVE blogosphere is all about the revisions to transports that will be coming with Kronos. There are three forum posts detailing proposed changes: freighters, blockade runners, and deep space transports.
Most of the hubbub in the larger 'verse is coming from nullsec and lowsec people worried about jump freighting. Some of it is about normal freighters. I don't use a jump freighter so I have no opinion worth sharing on that. However, I do run a normal freighter from time to time, and the changes there don't seem to me to be terrible. Basically I can get similar performance to today, just by paying some for rigs. I probably won't attempt to rig my post-Kronos freighter to replicate its current stats, though. Instead I will go with probably one cargo expander and two hulls, since I'd like to be able to autopilot and I am more paranoid about ganking than many.
People seem happy with the blockade runner changes, which includes having two highslots on all of them. This makes me happy because I currently use Viators, which have one highslot. Obviously a stealth cloak is a must-have; much higher priority than a probe launcher. Still, a probe launcher would mitigate the possibility of being trapped when using EOL wormholes, and/or having one popped on you intentionally.
My big disappointment is the Deep Space Transport revision. I had hoped that the DST revision would position DSTs more or less between T1 industrials and Orcas in EHP and cargo. (T1: 20k EHP, 40k m^3; Orca: 200k EHP, 120k m^3. I was hoping for something around a geometric mean, 60k EHP and 70k m^3.) The current proposal does not really do that. What CCP proposes is to basically remove the cargohold as such, instead giving each DST a 50000m^3 corp hangar. (The unexpanded cargohold will drop from around 4000m^3 to 1000m^3, so expanding it won't really be worth doing.) This is a change in the right direction, but really 50000m^3 is not that much more than an Iteron V carries. The DST is going to be harder to kill, of course. A lone stealth bomber won't do it, so there is some value to it. They will be able to fit the new medium micro jump drives, so you have to tackle with a warp scrambler. But I think most people in wspace, at least, are using scramblers anyway. It's an argument for putting two scramblers on my default fit, but I'll have to actually see them being used, and used riskily, to do that.
The one thing I do see going for new DSTs is that you can't just bubble them; they can micro jump out. But this does not seem very valuable, since everyone will have a warp scrambler, and in wspace everyone appears within about 6-8km of a point. (Warp scramblers turn off microwarpdrives and micro jump drives.) Sabres will still be a problem.
Overall, you get a ship that has little more cargo capacity than an Iteron V, for many times the cost, and somewhat more survivability. I am underwhelmed.