The original Photon is the most-viewed, most-liked creation in my inventory. I also don't really like it since it's old and out-of-date. For this reason I have opted to completely remake it. The new design is fairly faithful to the original, just with better overall engineering.
Wow! Since I really loved the previous version of this, I am very impressed with the new one. I did a side-by-side comparison of the two, and I like the changes. There are many very noticeable differences that obviously stand out, but there are SO MANY subtle changes that when they are brought together it makes the whole MOC just pop. Simple things such as swapping 1x1 round plates with flower petals really bring this out. The magic is in the fine details here. This is superb work, especially since it can be difficult to overhaul and update an old design.