Seeing the Stars in action just further reinforced my opinion that the Stars just don't look like the Stars without gold/yellow. They look close, but not quite like the real deal. It's similar to the Dolphins minimizing orange, but at least they kept hints of it around.
Disagreed. The Stars are the same franchise, but not the same team as the North Stars. They definitely should honor their roots, but they should have an identity of their own. Removing gold gives Dallas that distinction from Minnesota, and the new logo completes it.
Also, it may have been a good thing that the logos leaked, prior to the uniform unveiling. The new unis are universally praised despite the loss of gold, but people were complaining big time when they saw the logos. At soon as fans got that out of the way, it made room for judging the uniform based on how it looks, without using nostalgia as an argument against it. I think the new uniforms would have been trashed, if nobody knew what they would look like beforehand.