I have agree that I find the new form to be different and creative. I gotta give Akira Toriyama for this. Clearly he didn't want to tread on familar ground with GT doing over the same design as the SSJ4 (except with gold fur) while at the same time not going back to the famous SSJ look with the gold hair/green eyes.
He wanted to change things up a bit and there is no harm in that. If things always stayed the same people would start to lose interest and wouldn't want to watch the series anymore.