Upgrade from 2.6.3 to 2.7 went well.
Did all the backups and plugin deactivations before the process.
The dashboard is a little more bloated - it can be seen while transitioning from area-to-area. Otherwise all looks good.
The best feature is the upgrade function - no more manual upgrades - that is a plus for this upgrade.
Thanks to all the people at WordPress for the hard work in getting this version out.