Thoughts on watching after my 1 yr hiatus!

 I took a break. Days was annoying me ....so for one year, I've not watched. Or read forums. 
Recently, I began watching again. Glad I came back...
I'm enjoying the return of beloved characters. 
I love the updates to the sets...new furniture in the Kiriakis/Dimera mansions! About time! 
Lucas has the exact same hair he had in 1984. Does he have something wrong with ears? Why doesn't he cut that mess?
I love that Maggie is still in storylines. She doesn't age! 
Now....DOOL do NOT let me down....PLEASE make the holidays a big deal like they used to be!!