No such thing as hurting my feelings, don't worry! I prefer it too, it's just rather Sugimori-lacking. I think I will redo it at some point, but I'm burnt out on drawing this line for now. I should have Flarelm up tomorrow and a redo of Embirch later than that tomorrow.
The main problem with the original one is that it looks too adult. I think I might do something with an approximately equal amount of 'cool' and retaining some dynamic motion while still being planted on the ground. I think that's a good compromise between the extremes.
My critiques on your art will be honest! I'm not mean about it- or at least I don't think I am- but I won't lie to you. As a result, I'll always hide-tag my critiques (don't be nervous because it's hidden!). My praise, however, is also honest, and I'll never give one without the other.