My point was that you could downgrade.
I'm beginning to tired of all this incessant whining on here about things such as this, the solution is simple enough. MCnostagia goes back as far as a version of Infdev.
Downgrade doesn't give the same experience as it actually did.
Hm... I pretty much did what you did with the alpha, now beta. They have served me well in eating my time and sucking my creative juices away, but they must be laid to rest. Now I welcome 1.0 and future updates!
Aha I've still got the Beta 1.3 jar :L I don't plan on deleting old things though, it's nice to go back to basics sometimes.
I would ask you for that jar, but it's illegal, heh. I wish I had gotten on board with Minecraft sooner, collecting and keeping all the jar files would be a cool memento. I only started playing (super) late 1.7.3 though.