Whilst it is kind of sad to see the old interface go, i think it was a necessity to appeal to a wider audience. Plus, i preffer Curses simple command structure over the originals. You really don't need much more than three verb icons. TTG's structure gets rid of the annoying tedium of trying every item with every other item, using every verb. It drastically reduces the work you have to do, and stops you from going down a wrong thought path, because you used a wrong verb or whatever.
"The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it's a world, or a relationship...everything has its time. And everything ends."-Elizabeth Sladen: RIP.