I can't be 100% it's because of the patch, but it's very coincidental otherwise... I just made it into Hearthsong right when the patch came out. Since then two things are noticeable:
1) Despite what the patch notes say, my savegame load times seem longer. I had previously applied the "no auto save on zone" fix, but that's not supposed to affect the save/load system. I'm also assuming the modified file would have been overwritten by the patch, but maybe not? Could that be an issue?
2) Voice acting for NPCs is acting weird. I just had a long conversation with Anamenfath Bethwl and for much of the dialog she only actually voices the last line or so of her text. It would even cut in in the middle of a sentence, so I know it's not just that some of the lines weren't supposed to be voiced.
Anyone else seen these?