I agree that the '08 visually appears to be more level (less rake). But it may be an optical illusion because mine is the LWB and thus longer. Or it could be the extra weight pushes the rear down a bit to make it more level.
Yes, what Greg said. I had the same thoughts about the less rake too. So, when I was at the dealership last, I measured with the tape measure the front wheel off of the fender to the center of wheel and it was around 22" or 22-1/4" (compared to the earlier models which is 21" from center of wheel to the fender.