So cool rhyme aside, I don't think 1.8 is all that bad. Please know this is purely my opinion and is probably really under researched.Now back to my reasoning:1) Farming restriction-The new restrictions on gold and iron farming force people to either go mine or just be active at their farms. Hopefully this will raise the price of gold and iron, which in my opinion is way underpriced.2) Trading-Villager trading is finally being, in my opinion, improved with the addition of lapis as a buying option and zombie flesh and melons as a trade option. Although infi traders are no longer available, you should still be able to use a trader such as a white robe with paper and glass trades to get plenty of emeralds( I use this method now because of poor internet connection and I still make 80 emeralds per inventory.)3) Enchanting-New enchanting not only lets you see enchantments you are going to buy, but it finally gives a use to lapis lazuli beyond dying the occasional sheep. Unfortunately you can only see one set of enchants and to get them to reset you have to buy one of them, but I think this is still better than not knowing what you are getting.4) EXP.-Experience points are harder to obtain, in my experience exp. was way to easy to obtain, I could get 30 points from an enderman farm in about 20 minutes. Although this may seem like a downside, I believe this won't be a problem because all enchanting will now cost less.5) Slime blocks- Bounce houses are now a possibility and I look forward to the day when a bounce house drop party is a reality.6)Quick mob farming- Mobs such as cows, pigs, wolves, cats, ect. can now be raised faster with whatever you use to make them breed. I don't see how anyone could dislike this but I'm sure someone will come up with something.7)Sweet new blocks- Although slime blocks got their own sections I still think all the new blocks like diorite, andesite, and granite deserve a nod too.The only true negative I see are the changes to villager breeding, I don't really see any positive to this one in terms of a highly populated server with a strong villager users base but whatevs.So, that's my opinion, if you have some kind of counterargument please leave it below.Note: If all you can think of to say is "this will ruin the economy" try to come up with a reason why.