I have to say i love the new version.
However, even though the depleting mine is a very realistic setting, it pretty much shits on everyone that joins late.
Also, it seriously takes 15-30 minutes to chop down a tree. Sure you get some brances every now and then, but they are only worth 60 denari and they take forever to sell.
I kind of like the charm of letting people work hard to get out of poverty, but not THAT hard XD It would take hours just to get somewhere, and with that kind of slowdown, it is very unlikely that anything big is ever going to happen.