The new update threw me off because the day it came out I literally finished all my walls to black. As of today I finally have all my walls black again. I currently have 2 more exilir upgrades (Lightning spell and Goblins) and then I can spend all my explore on going to the black LEGO looking walls. Can't wait to get to that point. I've almost got enough to start that Lightning spell.
We finally dropped the requirements down and are letting smaller Town Halls in. It really does help when it comes the the clan wars. We were doing 10v10 before and we were always under matched with the other clan having 3-4 more Town Hall 10s compared to us. It makes it really hard to win. Now we are doing 15v15 with the lower Town Halls and we are getting matched up way more evenly.
We've even had some old members come back that have been gone awhile so it's nice to have them back. Some of our newer members are really progressing good as well.
Here's a picture of my current base design. It's a good base for war, just move the Town Hall to the middle. I think you can see to move the gold storage and dark exilir around to get it in.