Classic Tiny will be missed. But look at the current Tiny. AH!!!! Radical Ent. turned an awesome video game boss that scared me shit less as a kid, into a gay Mike Tyson. Give it up Radical Ent. You know you guys suck.
I dunno, truthfully all the characters went through a redesign both in design and personality. I think Tiny was redesigned to connect with the Mike Tyson parody they had converted him into. I'm not really sure why they made it out of Tiny, rather than making a new character or making such out of another less developed character (Koala Kong could have used development rather than changing a character that already has a personality).