My personal experience with 3E has been almost entirely negative, and if you're looking for published material Abyssals is likely still 5-7 years away. That said, 2.5 is particularly rough for Abyssals - having to check the Abyssals book, the Core, the Solars errata, and the Abyssals errata on every Charm is a big hassle.

I've had more luck over the last few years playing the Exalted setting with non-Exalted game systems. Godbound in particular has worked out very well.