Its pretty clear he's either learned some humility or had it very clearly spelled out to him by Bertelli/whoever that he tone it down.
Or as I write that, it occurs maybe it was the other way around: the dickwad persona was part of his Orifice employment?
With the split helms: is leeward 'off'...
I never bought the idea of the below deck boom, slots thing.
It was based on a couple of low-res pics from bad angles.
We've never really seen any hi-res pics from better angles so nothing to dis/prove it definitively.
Pretty subtle refinement -> they must be pretty confident they're in the right part of the rule, a slight move towards TNZ.
Slightly fatter skeg (I also saw that as a flat bottomed skeg on first view!), slightly sleeker bow, sharpened chines aft, cleaned up deck.
Something something eating...