I've scanned the new Codex, can't say I've digested it in detail.
I don't see any obvious exceptional or OP units. Cautionary note though, I'm not a hero hammer/deathstar type player and it seems a lot of the special rules etc... is oriented towards pimping out the heroes while units are mediocre. So there may be some combination/build that creates an OP hero that I'm just not seeing yet.
The special ability "Veterans of the Long War" has to be purchased, it doesn't come built in like ATSKNF. It doesn't really do much to increase the power of the Codex. It seems to be there to adjust the Meta of the game which has been out of whack because of the OP GK and SW codices. However, since it only grants +1L (in a army with lots of fearless) and an occasional first round CC miss re-roll, I don't see it actually doing much to change the Meta.
The codex is certainly not strong enough to allow CSM to dominate the way GK and SW have in the past. And, IMO, it looks rather mediocre or even weak. Certainly not what we CSM players hoped for, though it may be good for the game if other forthcoming codices are as well balanced (I'll believe it when I see it).
I was hoping for a really strong codex to balance the weakness of my other army - Tyranids.
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Downgraded? I can't think of any units that got worse at all. If anything Oblits are even better, CSM are cheaper, and Raptors now seem viable. Slaanesh bikers? Yes please. The Princes aren't as silly cheap as they used to be, but have a lot more options that can make them more flexible.
The across the board Leadership hit means that most units that look cheaper aren't really. Though many units seem to have some cheaper weapons options. Depending on how you build the unit they could be more expensive or slightly less than the old codex.
CSM lost their CC weapon, when you buy it back they become more expensive than the old vanilla CSM troops. You save on the aspiring champion but for a 10 man unit the saving is minimal and you still have the Ld loss.
DP are certainly more expensive. LR slightly more expensive for no improvement.