Magsafe 2?

I have a Macbook Air that's about three years old — it's time for an upgrade. My house has about 4 Magsafe (first generation) chargers in total. I'd really like to get the latest Air but

1) I don't want to have to deal with converters.

2) I worriedly remember this article from DP.

Nothing I can do about the first concern, but does anyone have any thoughts/updates on the second? Is Magsafe 2 still crappy?