And who the hell cares, it has history and meaning behind it, and that all that matters.
IAS MArketing phoned this one in and took the Jays to the cleaners.
This is what modern "design by committee" will leave you with, every time.
You have too high an opinion of yourself, and you take things a little too seriously.
now you're just being way too picky.
I agree with you that there are a number of bizarre design choices, but a lot of the issues you present have to do with the fact that the actual logo is 3D. The one presented here has been flattened, losing a lot of the detail. It explains much of the "bad vectoring" https://twitter.com/#!/sportslogosnet/status/137666983536771072/photo/1/large
This is the first place where I've read some criticism about this new logo. By the way, I haven't heard or read anything about the bird facing left or backwards. I realize the first birdie faced left, but anyone semi-versed in semiotics would know that we in the west look 'right', read left-to-right, drive on the right and face forward. Anyway, it might've been a good idea to finally look forward into the future.