Originally Posted by Filmmaker
Functionality of the packaging aside, I think it would be hard to argue that the original release is much more aesthetically pleasing.[/i]
Hmm. Well, I think form follows function, and the package you find "pretty", doesn't. And yes, I would not argue that the original release is "much more aesthetically pleasing"; it isn't. But as you say, YMMV, and you acknowledge that you're in the minority.
In an prior post I said the new packaging was unimpressive. Let me add uninspired. But if it functions properly, it'll be better. For me, anyway.