Totally agree. It was clear that the 1997 rebrand on TV was designed to look good no matter what aspect ratio you were watching in, with not just the logos, but also all text such as on programme menus, trailer endboards, etc. all centred.
I never liked the centred menus - as each individual line was centred. If they'd taken the longest line, centred it, and then left-aligned the remaining lines to it, I feel they would have looked a lot better.