Okey I can see why that would be an issue. His torso was rather too complex for what can be seen as just for the sake of complexity.
My issue is also the pricing cause of it, but from the looks of the box size of the second version, the pricing of the two might be very similar but the overal visual feel of both will be interpreted differently.
But hey, people now have a burned human head option for ther dark and edgy mocs, so there is a potential positive out of it.
Just wish we got some other characters that werent already made...like some alien humanoids or more robots.