An absolutely wonderful post!JUST returned from our trip to WDW. I took a last-minute stroll through Tomorrowland late Friday afternoon while the rest of the family was napping after Typhoon Lagoon (I just had to hit the Carousel and TTA before leaving). I heard a bit of the new spiel as I passed under a TTA track and it immediately reminded me of the ORAC-1 "commuter computer" spiel that I had last heard in 1987 as a teenager. For me, it was like a time warp since it was 2007 before I returned to WDW to first hear the classic TTA spiel. I guess I'm not offended by the change as many others are. The tram conductor confirmed in his own spiel that this was the first day of the new TTA - I guess planned to coincide with the Buzz Lightyear ticker tape parade featuring Buzz Aldrin.
If it's one thing I realized when I returned to WDW after a 20 year hiatus, it is that change is the only constant (SO much had changed in that time, particularly for me the changes in the character of EPCOT). I'll miss the mention of Tom Morrow, but hey - there remains a small tribute to the old Flight to the Moon/Mission to Mars ride in Mission Space (the short mission control monitor video of the bird breaching the security perimeter and crash-landing). Each small detail of the attractions embeds itself in our memories and, for the nostalgic in me, grows in significance when replaced.
It's still a relaxing ride, and I'm really glad that this classic attraction exhibiting a WED technology (that really still should be utilized in the real world) still exists in Tomorrowland, whatever the spiel may be.