any changes in the quality / auto sharpening? it might be just me but this seems better.
It wouldn't surprise me, to be honest.
the unsharp mask has come off, but it's still getting an little -enhance (de-noise) and a teeny-tiny saturation boost (to offset minor sat-loss on downscaling). I think jpeg quality might have gone up a few points too, but it was up near 90 anyway.
it's certainly looking a lot better to me. even with just the small changes you've mentioned.