According to the WoL observer APM counter, I hovered around 90-100 APM when I was at my peak a year ago. Since then I made a long break, and now with HotS I did some matches against the AI to check out the new stuff and was very surprised to see my APM average go to 130 even though I just fooled around and didn't focus at all.
At first I thought, "Ok, maybe they switched to real-time APM", but even with 30% more it can't be as high as the APM counter showsm since I was clearly not playing that fast.
I know APM is worthless, and I don't actually care. I just wanted to see how much I slowed down in the year that I didn't ladder at all and was extremely surprised that HotS told me I got 30-40% faster, which is impossible.
So where is the difference? What counts now that didn't count before?
It's clearly not just a conversion to real-time APM, the difference is far too huge. After some warming up I now easily reach 150+ APM in HotS where I had to really focus hard to even reach 90-100 APM in WoL.