Once again a simple writers change turns a horrible book into a good one. This just proves that there are no bad characters, only bad writers.
Shes still a terrible character. She has no place in this universe anymore without becoming something else and the new writers have done that.
Then why are you commenting here? and does genuine change + growth make you irrelevant? especially when you're dealing with a character who has been prone to major overhauls after every generation or so.