To the average player, none of these changes matter. I'm not sure if there is anything here that is all that earth shaking, though progression/rank seeking players will have some adjustments to make. Isn't that always the case though?
I will admit I liked the elemental damage racials (just for flavor) even though I only have 1 character that takes advantage of that at all.
Honestly, I still haven't figured out *exactly* which things are direct damage. ZOS should make a master list so that people can look at it and see what damage type each skill does, because there are also sets that apply to that list.