Great update Al, as usual! This is one I've been waiting for and I can't wait to get in there and experience all of it on Saturday!
You've hit a personal pet peeve of mine with the generic Disneyland Parks merchandise...absolutely hate it, would love to see them have more truly unique items that you can't get at your local mall, but would be happy just to see uniquely DisneyLAND (or it CA or CL) merchandise.
As for the Cafe...it's a rare area where I disagree, I don't like the nickname Pig Cafe and hope it goes away. I'm rooting for Fiddlers as a nickname myself!!