It is indeed better balanced, I enjoyed this version much more then the other. It's the minor, small changes that can sometimes, improve a song ten fold.
I was skeptical about those piano notes, when they are together they sound quite strange, but I decided that even this adds a very interesting style and flavour to the song.
I enjoy all your pieces Aephion.
This one is also very relaxing, and this is music the portal is lacking. Everybody is looking for hyper tunes, so few for songs like this. I am glad you have made it, I enjoyed listening to it greatly.
I understand that its ambiance so its supposed to be a bit repetitive, but I feel you should have thrown in a supportive string as well, somewhere after the middle, so that it sounds new and enticing.
Another 5/5 from me Aephion, keep them coming ^^.
Thanks so much! I'm really glad you like my songs :D I'll try and fiddle with some strings past half, like you said, and see what it sounds like ^_^