Yes, It is indeed odd, only time will tell. I'm hoping it's not just a one time thing and actually a third revision. I like the texture better. The thinner layer just does it for me. The OG starlines I found too hard and thick. They irritate my ears after long listening sessions. It's a shame I only use size L tips, these would have been my go to tips as I like the general design of the starlines. They fit me very well, but the thickness and hardness gets to me after listening for 2hrs+.