I have my new passport. I went back to the consulate this morning to pick it up. It's one of the new types of EU standard passports, valid for 10 years (instead of 5 previously). The photo page is now oriented landscape rather than portrait with the machine readable strip at the bottom. It also has some interesting background designs on the visa and stamp pages. It has only 4 more pages than my previous one even though it is valid for twice the amount of time so I have a good chance of filling it up before it expires this time.