I actually prefer the new to the old in this case. Before, I had to send away my pawn in order to get a "what piece?" question. Now, I move my pawn to row 8, then choose a piece, then send the move and the choice together in one step. Seems more logical to me. There was also a problem in the other format, if the second step wasn't completed for some reason the game got scrambled and couldn't be played out.