I like it.
I don't see what everyone else see's, I just see a game that has evolved quite a bit, to a point that guys are ALL wonderful, and defence has become very tight.
Give um a few more feet to move on the surface, ala the Olympic ice, and it's better (although there are nice arguments against that as well).
What can I say... I like hockey. mind you, playoff hockey and regular season...two different animals.