HATE the new Kelly. It has nothing to do with the actresses but rather it's changing a character in the middle of a s/l. Since "this" Kelly didn't sleep with Billy she isn't so bad anymore. Same with Billy...oh well.
I also like this new Kelly. She seems a lot softer around the edges the the old one. Likable. Like the chemistry between her and Jack, really hard to omit, but the seem to fit at least until Phyllis comes back and gives her a run for her money. Cat fight! Lol looking forward to the day!
The first Kelly played a good mix of maliciousness with vulnerability, which was needed for the hookup with Billy. The new actress gives a sense of stability to the character, which will work better with Jack.