A change of course in identity isn't necessarily bad.
As you see here, below this section the logo and visual identity has taken a drastic change in colors and simplicity. Although it was the client decision and demanding, I don't think that was too bad at all. But I like the first one (above) way much better.
If you may, I'd love to hear your oppinion on the comments below. What version of this logo do you like most?