Your list of items are what I recognize too, and even what I appreciate myself. (And I, due to work, was a pretty hardcore Twitter user for years. Much less so now, and maybe not at all in the not-distant future, hopefully.)
Speaking to nobody in particular… I think these two items I quoted are especially noteworthy (though not only) because they speak to a larger distinction between platforms that we should not overlook. We have to be careful not to make 1:1 comparisons of Mastodon with centralized platforms, even Twitter, which is the most similar in nature.
In other words, Mastodon should not want to try and compete for the attention of people who need platforms to campaign and debate. Twitter has changed from what it used to be, and those early adopters will likely find their way to Mastodon, or something other. But for the vast majority of late Twitter arrivals, they are there because they want to vent about all the evils in the world – and more power to them. But let Twitter absorb all that energy. Mastodon should actively cultivate a more laid-back vibe, and that will need to be done with attention to both human moderation and built-in features.