A record: 190 articles were passed in December, which represents a record. No other month of the year had such an amount of articles passed since June/July 2012 (during the previous drive, both months had around 250 passed articles).
An issue: The recent drive showcased a big issue regarding the future of drives. The new format squashed several recurrent issues that were plaguing the project since it's very beginning, but at the same time brought new problems community has to face in 2013.
A future: 2013 marks a new year with several projects on the line: An RFC with alternate proposals to drives is scheduled for March/May 2013. Several users have already made their proposals public. A message this February inviting all parties to post their proposals will be posted on WT:GAN.