Now, here are the beat spacing issues I found...
Normal: You should move the stack at 0:51:22 more to the left, and there's a huge gap between 1:35:33 and 1:42:90 - forget to add a break?
Hard: See the attached file.
Changed the two things in normal - I think the break got destroyed during my random testing
As for the hard changes - I played through both versions about 10 times comparing them, and have to say that I think I prefer my spacing. I know others have the same opinion as you, and have voiced it in irc earlier (hi Rolled), but I like to have a bit of freedom from 100% beat-snapping. The places where the distance is non-conforming is easily followable due to the constant rhythm surrounding it, in my opinion.
On another minor note - I also noticed the couple of timing changes you made to follow the lyrics, but I'd prefer not to do this just for a little extra challenge. I think its these kinds of tricks that make it that touch harder to SS unless you actually practice and realise the true nature of the rhythm first.
Thanks for the edit though - its really nice to see what other people find wrong in your beatmaps
. If there's somethign particular you'd like to bring up about hard, feel free to