Yes I know this was posted in the patches thread but I believe it deserves its own thread to be discussed here.
My personal opinion is that I'm glad Riot is looking at updating the rift, something that IMO was long overdue. This looks amazing to be honest but there are a few things that need to be changed before it gets released. For starters, it needs more color, its way too grey compared to the original rift which I believe is the biggest issue and main reason of complaint as of right now. Second I'd like to see a change to the river (if it actually is a river). Make it run from right to left in one full line and drop as a waterfall into that cool abyss they now show on the top left corner, instead 2 puddles on each side.