i'm glad that they've finally changed it. the old design was a pain to use at times for me. this looks like it will be easier for me to see and use when needed, not that it ever gets much use as it is.
I can tell you (as I'm half blind/legally blind in the other eye) that the original keypad was perfectly fine. This however is awful. If you can't see very well, everything blends in. Especially since the type is much thinner and the letters are greyish against white.