I liked it as well. They wrote Stark well; "These are my people". Wait 'till you get #634. It's a winner.
Good to hear. He was definitely boastful and unapologetic to his old ways (yes, there is an "un" in front of the "apologetic")
Also, forgot to mention, the one thing I didn't like was the suit melting off him yet again; I think it's become the new EMP. Although granted, there is at least a decent reason I can live with.