Having played quite a bit with the new Auroras now, both in survival mode and story mode, I have to say I don't think they are as good as they could be. My biggest grief with the Auroras is that they are one of the most beautiful and interesting parts of the game, and players are actively discouraged from experiencing them. They only occur at night, so it's either A) too dark, B) too cold, or C) too dangerous because of the homing missile wolves.
As just one example, my latest play through on Interloper, I was crafting in the Quonset garage, and I had left a couple pieces of cooked food right outside the door. I stepped outside to grab one before sleeping, and immediately was killed by an Aurora wolf. No bark, no warning, just instant death. Now maybe that's an issue with the Quonset garage itself, but I think it highlights the problem.
I've learned that if an Aurora is active, I do not go outside for any reason, even just to grab food from storage that is right outside the door. The Auroras have been reduced from a cool, beautiful, interesting game experience to some flickering lights that warn me not to go outside. And I think that's a shame, the Auroras should be something that encourages you to go out and experience them.