I also want to add that I activated this feature I received from adsense 2 days prior to the new ads "Google Analytics helps you understand your site performance, and now AdSense can help you use those insights to grow your site. Opt in to Analytics’ new Account specialists setting under your Account Settings tab. Then we’ll be able to send you targeted site tips, detailed traffic insights, and fresh ideas around using features like Content Experiments."
This may be a contributing factor to my increased epc. I suggest anyone experiencing problems with the new ads is to activate this option.
My settings on adsense is that I have everything enabled without interest based ads enabled.