I like that the corpseball of pretty much every year since 2008 has been non-existent. I remember agonizing games, especially early in the season where once the opposing team scored 1 run, the game was over. I have not felt that way at all this year. The new hitting coach appears to be a keeper (although having El Oso in the lineup certainly helps).
I feel like with Cooper and Rodon (hopefully) in the fold, the starting pitching won't be as tough to fix. Bullpens are bullpens, so who knows how hard that will be to fix.
The road to contention is a lot smoother with this team when the offense is decent.
What is Mind? -- Doesn't Matter!
What is Matter? -- Never Mind!