So I promised that list and here it is. It's late and it's not as thorough as I'd hoped. I also wish I had images handy to illustrate every point where helpful. So, in no particular order - a subjective set of desired features for Fallout 4:
Moving up a boost level will smash some of the obstacles on-screen.
Always try and grab power-ups when you can, for they're pretty darn useful.
Upgrading your armour will make your runs last a lot longer, but it's not cheap.