Quote from Enosphorous
I hate to be lumped in with all the 'complainers' about 1.7, but I have to agree.
There is a very, in a word, eerie feeling about the new update. It somehow doesn't feel like Minecraft to me. The new flowers don't look very good - the textures bother me to no end, and the replacement of the Rose is killing me. The new biomes feel too rugged, and not very livable. They don't feel realistic, and too unneeded.
Not to hate on Mojang, I just don't see a very big need for a lot of the features in 13w36a/b.
I get similar feelings. The new biomes (Dark Forest (Dense Forest) aside) just seem too... different due to color weirdness... The new flowers look fine, but they almost look too good... However, Cliffs and the new oceans will be awesome once they work right, and the Savannah would be fine if it was just a tiny bit more green. The elevation changes aren't bad either, they'll just make airship mods a lot more fun.