Well after rewatching it some more, I did reliease that it way to long and I miss the intro section of it. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. Hear is a special ThegreatPirateKing 1:53 Remix of the song with the Gold Roger Segment added back in. Here is the mp3 download (192Kbps) : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7ZS5WAZ7
That was easily better than the intro created by Toei.
I think the New We Are lost everything that made the original song so good. The quirkiness has been replaced with modern synthesizing. While the original clips for the first We Are were at times boring, such as Merry riding and hopping on the globe background, or the monsters swimming by. It was still an enjoyable intro, due to the rest of it being great animation for a low budget show. The crew fighting scene, Luffy running, and Luffy's head turn a she hangs on Merry's head, they were all animated amazingly.
But the major problem with this intro is just the fact that the Straw hats do nothing but run. Running while the past characters go by, okay standard anime stuff, that's cool. Still running! Pans of villains, no animation just flashly still, oh a little bit of an animation loop with Ace and Blackbeard! Oh and more running! Oh here's some panning… back to running!
What I liked about the original We Are was the fact you could watch it without being spoiled. It didn't have anything to do with the upcoming episodes minus a few falshes of future villains. Here it showcases Odz/Oz/the big O, and Gear 2nd, which makes this intro lose its timeless feel. I would figure they would make an intro last a few arcs, so they wouldn't tie it down to be for one arc or 2, but that seems to be the case with all current intros, minus Crazy Rainbow Star. Which while it was boring, it was a decent song, and the animation wasn't bad; just didn't showcase any of the things we come to see One Piece, the action. If the gang actually faught the T-rex, then it would of been a great intro.