KUDOS to GNOME maintainers team
Nice overall experience with GNOME
The newer version of GNOME has significantly better performance on my lower power laptop.
Gnome is visibly faster
Since Gnome team also worked on the transition from X to Wayland:
What perhaps might stand out was the enabling of Wayland and me not realizing I was on Wayland. I only found out when I tried to install the NVidia driver.
Some people figured it out only because older nvidia drivers wouldn't have support for wayland.
Send kudos for a smooth transition!