I have to agree with you, I believe the old "JAL" are SO much better than the cheap holiday airline thing they have now! I mean, even the JAS one was classy. This new JAL makes JAL look like a holiday airline.
I like the old better, but I think this livery looks more Japanese with the silver. I think what they should have done is enlarge the crane and paint it the red shade that they have on the new livery and have a silver outline.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...