A Guardian Q&A with Neil Gaiman which confirms that some things were lost and some things were gained and that a spare Neil would go and live in Cardiff and do nothing else.
And this, on regeneration limits...
“It’s interesting, that rule. It was obviously bendable to begin with (the Time Lords gave the Master a whole new round of regenerations). So I’ve always thought that it was more a law like a speed limit is a law than like Gravity is a law.
And if there are no longer any police to make you observe the speed limit, you can drive as fast as you like. Although it’s a lot more dangerous.”