I just reviewed some AO videos from past several years (finals only), and this year the court definitely felt a bit faster.
I tried to find the mock thread about AO getting faster... it seems that it was correct.
Of course, according to MTF speed experts, it was slower than ever.
AO 2005 was a great slam especially if you're a Safin fan. He demolished everyone until the SF, beat Federer and then came back to play lights out tennis against prime Hewitt in the final.
The match against Federer was delicious. Memorable stuff. Yeah, a great slam although I have never been a fan of Safin.
Also, AO 2008 and Tsonga's amazing run to the finals and demolition of Rafa on his way was some quality stuff to watch.