So this Sunday was spent on much delayed clean install of FreeBSD 10.1. My BSD setup has seen continuous upgrades on the same drives since 4.6. Needless to say, there was a lot of old junk that was causing strange problems.
New features include the new http://bhyve.org
It was quick and painless to get everything I need up and running, mostly because almost all config files in FreeBSD which sticks to Unix roots, are text files with verbose man files. It's relatively easy to copy and diff the differences. Things just work, and when they don't are easy to trouble shoot, you look at logs, look up the man page and change some text files in /etc. Sure there is a lot of new tech and features, but it all feels comfortably familiar.
Do look at FreeBSD http://www.freebsd.org
and give it a try. It works well even on very old hardware as a server.