Golden apple also grants you Regeneration buff for 30 seconds.
And did you check the minecraftforum front page yet? There were some changes that are not in your list.
EDIT: Also, armor behavior has changed but it might have been already in 1.8
Lower class armor fills the armor bar less and diamond fills it completely.
The tiers go like this: leather < gold < chain < iron < diamond.
I agree about the fences attaching to walls. Though in reality, they need to make beam blocks instead of using stupid fenceposts for everything. It's a clever way to do it when you don't have what you need, but beam blocks made from logs (vert, horizontal) would make the most sense of anything and would eliminate this nonsense of overloaded uses creating ugliness.
Also, I can confirm the endermen not dying in daylight thing. I had one outside my door and I went and cut him a few times. He teleported away before I could finish him, and I don't know where he went. So there's also the chance that they decide to flee (it seems) to some location you can't get to. It might be an underground cave though, so maybe it's a bug.
Endermen teleport away from natural water as well, the distance is unknown but seems rather large (larger than a single chunk). Also, teleporting due to water causes the enderman to reset his aggro against the player.