Small changes they may be, but...I don't know; I think the new one is still somehow MILES better than the already fantastic old one. I love the sharper tale, the more natural stance, the face looks more...Twilighty. I didn't think it could look any better, but it really, truly does.
The form of the head is an improvement I think, but I like the older one more nevertheless. In my opinion she looks more graceful somehow, and I like the placement of her eyes better. The tails I think should be a mixture of the too of them - not too wide but pointed. But the body is better in the second one, but it seems to me that the cutiemark is smaller? I would offer the first with the tail of the second if I'd offer (btw, second looks more like Twilight in the show I guess.) And I have to say it again, the head is perfect in the right one.
Hey, I think on the new one the placement of the eyes could be a little more backwards like the old one. My first impression was that the left one is better too just because of the face, but looking more closely at the other details I do think the new one is an improvement. The eye placement just gives the old one a cuter impression which most people, including me, seem to prefer
small changes? i see enough details added to consider it an amazing improvement -- the eye placement/size/color, the shape of the face, the shape in the mane's bangs, the split in the tail, i could go on. >u<
Seems to be a lot of preference for the old pattern in the comments, but honestly I think it's only the face that is making people say that. The new pattern looks better in every respect except for the face, and I think it's possibly that the eyes are too far forward in the new one? Or maybe the nose is ever so slightly too pointy? I honestly can't put my finger on it but the face of the old one looks a little better. If you took the old face and put it on the new body it would be PEFRECT The tail in particular is a huge improvement.