The sim is much more open now, with a lot more places to visit and hang out at. The Rubber Institute is still here as well, but now it's on ground level. Another thing you'll find is a lot more items at Doll Works use RLV now.
Overall, the remodel is a stunning success. The new foll works is a great place, as fun as it was before, but now with more to see and do. This includes visiting it's new neighbor, Skara Brae.
Now, Skara Brae is a very role play heavy sim. It's all about transformations, any kind, and way. Dolls, cows, robots, latex, anything at all. It's a pretty large sim too, with lots to explore. One thing about it though, you can't be a wallflower here. Don't expect to sit back and watch and get sucked into a RP. You need to be active to get the most out of it here.
Personally, I haven't done much RPing here so far (The most time I spent here was when I was locked in the balloon suit, just being displayed) mostly due to the fact that I didn't have a lot of free time. Now however, that's changed. I'm going to try to dive into Skara Brae and see what happens.