Few suggestions I think might be good for the Road to Arabel or whatever its called these days;
I suggest that the shop buy back anything you purchase at the original price. With an array of magic items and people buying up their kit as they go along, you might later see an item you want that you didn't budget for; and its just inconvenient to get 1gp return.
I also think that the +1 rings/amulets, and I'm sure there are other examples, be replenished, otherwise you have instances like this week where you have a lot of people making a new character and its first come first served for the useful bits and pieces.
Finally, make customisation free in the area. I'm not sure whether you can avoid paying the 100gp to modify your armour/weapon in one particular area, but you can certainly make the dyes free. I want to pimp my character out in whatever style I want to portray and for starting out, I don't want to waste gold doing it.
Altogether though, vast improvement on the old RtA.