Okay, I'm not gonna be so dramatic as the hound above me. :D
But I really think that the majority does not like this change. Oh, I heard complaints about the ground as well, but I couldn't care less.
Well, seems like you lost a couple of regular players. :/ I'm curious about the feedback from TL, maybe you change your mind when more people complain.
I'm sorry, but I have to say I dislike the gameplay changes. :/
The options and the music are great, but I think a huge chunk of skill and tension got taken from the game by making it practically impossible to navigate through longer mazes. I guess the motivation was to aim for shorter matches and faster paced gameplay, but imo it really doesn't work out.
+1 for upload of the old version.