- People making up their own sub-brand logos, with the Gill Sans sub-brand lettering matching the height of the blocks, rather than the height of the 'BBC' lettering within the blocks. BBC Bristol was quite good at that, IIRC.
- The sub-brand lettering being slightly (but noticeably) out of alignment with the 'BBC' lettering inside the blocks.
- Different spacing between the last block and the start of the sub-brand lettering. I remember a version of the BBC Northern Ireland logo, which was used on screen quite a bit, had the 'N' very close to the last block and then a bigger gap between 'Northern' and 'Ireland'. Looked very clumsy.
I really wouldn't want to see the 1997 format making a comeback. Too much scope for people screwing up.
Ooh no, I think the 1997 look and use of logo was perfect. You really couldn't get much clearer, I don't think.
Also, it's already been screwed up! I agree that perhaps we shouldn't return to the past now but the BBC does definitely another big Lambie-Nairn-style rebrand across the board, with emphasis on consistency.