I had installed it yesterday. Many things are changed since 11.1, which is a nice move.
About the ksplashx screen, i personally like the wallpaper in that with the lizard. Maybe not the thin progress nonlinear bar.
I am still waiting for the default login screen to be changed, i don’t like the login screen, when we enter our username/pass. Same like 11.1, hope maybe changed in final release of 11.2.
And yeh, the new desktop wallpaper is also amazing.