Anyway, I loved how the episode was animated, and the visual abstraction felt much less vestigial than when L died. I didn't like the alternate ending, though; while it was much more entertaining than having Light crawl around and scream for 10 minutes, I felt like he got off easy by dying so peacefully. The fact that Light's death was so pathetic was the only redeeming point of the original ending, and their taking that part out vastly diminished it's impact.
I mean, seriously. Light had probably caused the deaths of thousands of people by the end of the series, and he wasn't remorseful about 99.9% of them. So it makes no fucking sense that his very last moments were as peaceful as L's. I'm sure they changed it because Light fans thought it was a slap in the face, due to how terribly the ending was set up, but if the original ending had been like that then I would've hated the entire series.