Just took the IFR written on Friday. Since they recently changed the testing format, figured I'd give some observations while it was fresh in my mind. First off, as has been widely publicized, the vast majority of the questions are new and not published in the study databases so you can't just memorize the answers and expect to pass. That being said, I did see 4 or 5 that looked really familiar. I'm guessing they may have changed some of the wording of the wrong answers on these or at least the order of the answers but they were close enough for me to consider them duplicates. Overall I felt the test was fair for the most part. The new questions did appear to have more an emphasis on scenario based questions but most were reasonable and you knew what they were looking for. That being said, as with every FAA exam I have ever taken, there were a few that had me scratching my head as to what they were actually asking. One question said I was "at final" on a GPS approach?? The use of "at final" was confusing to me, they didn't mean final approach fix because there was another similar question where they did specifically state final approach fix. If they said on final, I would of assumed I was between the FAF and MAP. Maybe that makes sense to you guys but "at final" had me scratching my head. Another question talked about how during climb out you experience increased air temperature, turbulence and clear skies. The two competing answers were temperature inversion or indications of unstable air mass. Well the two aren't mutually exclusive and you can have both. That was the most annoying question on the test, lol. Another item of note is that they had 3 winds aloft questions on a 60 question test. That seemed excessive to me and be forewarned, they estimate the speeds in the answer. This had me second guessing myself with the ones where you had to add 50 to the heading for winds speeds over 100kts. Why estimate when there is a way of calculating an exact answer? I got them correct but spent a lot more time then I should have because I thought maybe I was doing something wrong. I used Gleim for my test prep. I was a little concerned that under the new format their information might be outdated but after taking the test, I can conclude that it did provide everything necessary. I'm guessing that goes for the other study courses as well. As long as you understand the material, you will be fine. My score after working through all the study material was a 90 and that is exactly what I got on the test. Ironically, I took the Commercial last year after scoring a 94 in their course and ended up with, yep you guessed it, a 94 on the actual exam. If anyone has any questions post them and I'll do my best to respond.