I think Before is good as well, it just very different style I think. However, CG technique wise the new version is amazingly well done. I love the addition of red ribbons and wave of sea-through material.
ha ha tell me about it I'm constantly trying out new style that I find interesting at the time, you learn lot from these exercises I think. You'll eventually have a style you can call it your own once you taken in all the elements you like from different techniques. Until then I say enjoy the changes