I loved the original Pearl Harbor more than any other map, and the changes were bewildering to me. The original was an extraordinary team map- so what if it wasn't perfect for 1v1 play?
The bottom line is, how could you diminish the importance of the planes- and by extension the AAs- in a map called Pearl Harbor?
The bonus requirements might not seem that different, but it has had a huge effect on the way games are played. I would always see planes getting shot down by the AAs, now it's hardly worth the bother.
There's just no central thematic gameplay here anymore.
There are more balanced maps out there than the original version- but that doesn't mean that the original was badly balanced, just that it wasn't at the top of the pile... The old map was fun
, the new one is merely safe. I'll value fun over a few measly points any day.
Oh, I voted to keep the original, in case anyone didn't guess