I found his Utilities section very interesting, though he stuck to reusing items already in the game and didn't suggest anything "outside the box." Which is solid reporting in its own way -- it's practical and more likely to come true than random "You could do this or this or this and wouldn't this be cool?"
The only problem I have with his suggested setup is that other people can't see your house unless you invite them and I really wanted to live right by my sister-in-law and look through my window into hers -- and even put my pet in a window and my favorite mount stabled outside (I can't stop loving the idea of your pets/mounts sitting on display). So I think I might still prefer the of idea instanced towns instead of instanced individual houses. Or perhaps just being able to have a choice between the two.
I also disagree with not allowing NPC's -- he says it's too much like slavery, but there's always the option of servants. It's all about a proper Title Tag