Looking forward to more backpacking this year. No particular plans as yet but probably will return to the Sierras at some point.
As to gear I have added a Soto Amicus stove (piezo igniter version) to my inventory. REI currently sells it with effectively free pots which are quite nice. Not sure if I'm going to use the pots backpacking yet since they are light but not the lightest and I had my eye on something else before I found that deal.
I am considered getting a quilt since my 20 degree down bag while it mostly works fine for me is quite heavy and bulky but am still on the fence about that since it is a big expense.
I got a new tent last year...Big Agnes Tiger Wall...which I enjoyed under various conditions in the Sierras...so not really any excuse to "upgrade" there.