I must disagree, the version is a bit too polished, vocally typical, and makes the lyrics cheesier.
def not a bad version though.
I just like the guitars better and think that Alex's voice suits the choruses better haha, but I can see your points (still disagree of course, but I get whatcha mean). I do think both versions are great, though
I actually based my original opinion on a live version of Carawae playing it acoustically here:
I actually never knew there was a studio version of it until I found the one I just posted xD