See, while the new light is not perfection, it is an improvement. It's brighter and less, ummm, gross. Allow me a little side by side.
On the old one, the light was just aimed at the wall, and it was kinda weeny for the big vanity and mirror area. The new one, I think, makes the room look bigger and emphasizes the high ceilings. And it kicks out a ton of light. It's like the surface of the sun in there with three 75w bulbs. I came down to 60w, but I really might even try 50's. (The old one was 2 75s, but, again, it basically lit up little circles on the wall. See?
You may note that in ordering this fixture I liked that it cold be hung facing down or up. Yeah, I made poor JWH try it both ways. Down was, as I feared, weird, due to the position of the wiring in relation to the mirror. It just overlapped in an odd-feeling way.