It's a pity, bcs otherwise, I thought the director did a good job. He cleared up a very messy script, only leaving in a few oddities, like the Doctor being half human and all, and then he just lost it at the finale ... well, maybe in his effort to translate the family show sensibilities he felt the campiness would outweigh all the death going on. I can't pretend that didn't happen in Doctor Who before then.
While I'm not sorry the half human was finally dropped with the 10.5 Doctor saying he and Donna were the first mixed ones (which actually doesnt jive with Susan marrying a human and having kids, but whatever), and I think they didn't need that line, it's true that the revived modern Doctor style did the exact same thing by suddenly having the Doctor the last of the time lords. They changed something that didn't need changing (the Time Lords as such could scarcely be bothered to appear in the show, and when they did, they were a healthy dose of reminding the Doctor that after all, he was just a hobo in space, for all his arrogance, and there were forces that could stop his ship in a heartbeat.) for the sake of adding something special to their particular production run.
Both changes were about giving the Doctor a reason to hang around Earth more, making it his unofficial home, and giving him that cosmic angst the lonely halfbreed/sole survivor, literally the only one of his kind, so that he could be more special than any other cosmic force out there, bcs they didn't have what he had.
And the story worked in the Last of the Time Lords, tho sometimes the angst was overdone. Maybe it would have worked, as the secret half breed, always saving the measly humans bcs he had their gift of .. indomitable spirit against the odds. Knowing his connection to Earth set him apart from his people, making him feel he never really belonged in one place or the other, and sending him drifting around the universe(s) because there was no real home to go back to.
Who knows. I'm not sorry it ended up back at the BBC, tho I'd dearly love to see more of Paul's Doctor. His audio adventures have been incredible.