The new plates are pretty boring, just black and white, but at least there is a lone star, an outline of the Great State of Texas, and the motto "The Lone Star State." Still, kinda boring imho.
The old plates had a few colors, a picture of the space shuttle, seven stars commemorating the seven Challenger astronauts, a crescent moon, a Texas flag in the shape of Texas, a cowboy on horseback, some yucca plants, and a couple of oil derricks.
In my opinion, I think my old plates would have lasted a few more years, but what do I know.
If you're from a SOTT (state other than Texas), what are the rules where you live? Do you have pretty license plates?