Despite all of the complaints on the official forums, this has been one of the most painless patches I've ever dealt with. And it's been thanks to all of the wonderful developers here putting their time and effort into having updated versions of their mods available and ready long before the patch hit. A special thanks goes out to Tuller, Tekkub, and Industrial who keep turning out fantastic addons despite all of our whining and complaining
Even my tiny collection of personal handcoded addons has weathered the patch extremely well thanks in no small part to being able to look at and copy the code from the above programmers.
So yes, despite the official forums, you guys and your efforts are greatly appreciated!