Yeah, I'm with you. I know they try to modernize the characters, but it just isn't the same. I HATED what they did with Strawberry Shortcake. I refused to buy my daughter any of that stuff, but she didn't like it anyway. Growing up my entire room was SS...canopy bed, kitchen, stool, bike, games, dolls, lunch box, etc. They also changed the Care Bears to where the heads are bigger than the bodies and I don't like that either. I haven't seen the Holly Hobbie.
Some characters they HAVE kept the same, but it was boys' stuff, like HeMan and Ninja Turtles, etc.