It's been basically 10 years since Morrison had him redesigned into a "Cat-Beast" and still non-fans, Old School Fans who have drifted away, or casual paserbys to the kids series/movie franchise have no idea who the hell Hank is when they see "Cat-Beast". There is nearly no correlation between the two versions of the same character for most people.
It's a decision that, like taking Oracle out of the wheel chair and back in the suit, will piss of some people, but get back a lot of previous fans/regain new interest. More pros than cons for Marvel's decision than DC's however because their decision with Barbara slighted physically handicapped fans of the character, eradicated an entire character (Steph Brown) out of the continuity enraging her small fanbase, and set a precedence that "We write the stories so we make money not tell the story that works best".
Cat-Beast just pisses off cat fans, really. Or Morrison fans. Not a lot of either of those about to drop a comic because Beast's appearance changed.
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