Google have told us that they will be rolling out some additions within Google Webmaster Tools, one of which is additional link data. Here is Google official announcement Google Webmaster Tools Blog Post.
They have made this change based on feedback from the community, so that site owners can have a better view of their link profile. Ultimately there aim is to make this easier for people to complete link analysis and removal, well that the aim we shall wait but i won't hold my breath!
The links chosen by WMT are now uniformly chosen rather than lexicographical order but this is still limited to 100.000 backlinks.