I hope this is not too frustrating ... I prefer the original.
It went froma font I would use, to a font I would not use.
The one from 29 April, 2004 - 8:09am is my choice.
The serifs are much stronger in that version.
I think this one is too fussy.
That one was much more fresh.
The italic was good too (n was wide) it could be more expressive as hrant suggested. Maybe with chancery assender forms?
Don't overthink this.