Nah, those changes aren't what I was talking about. Adding more icons for different item types made perfect sense because of the limited space.
Earlier versions of the patch only did what you said (but had an untranslated ending, along with typos in the script and other mistakes/oversights that can be expected from an earlier version), but the latest release completely changed some of the icons for no apparent reason. The magic and status icons come to mind, I think some items too. It wasn't a big deal, but I always thought it was completely unnecessary change and it was easy enough to change back.