Looks to me like the skill bar has grown from 8 to 10 skills (though it also looks like you can toggle bars). There's still some hope yet. As long as they retain PvP characters and items, I'll be happy.
 Looks like PvP characters are gone
[edit 2] Looks like PvE characters become max level and have access to all skills, items, armour in STRUCTURED PvP however in World vs World PvP, your character remains as is.