The problems with 1.04 in short:
* Uber-blocking --> try hitting a guy who is standing in a corner doing nothing. Without special moves, you won't be doing much damage even though he is AFK. There is simply way too much blocking and it is a) automatic b) random.
* saber damage nerfed --> sabers used to be deadly. Now you have to get past the blocking and hit the opponent 10 times before they go down. Combined with the insane amount of powerups that are littered all over the maps, this means pretty boring gameplay.
* kicks --> kicks have become just about the most powerful move in the game. You block all attacks while you kick, but the kick can't be blocked. Result? --> Kick or get kicked. (sadly, many players use kick-scripts to make things worse)
* In order to have a decent 1.04 fight you need to up saber damage and nerf blocking. Most servers, however, are using the default settings.
Uh, got to go..so I'll just say this: Get Promod! Now!
Ps. 1.03 was hell. 1.03 was a discrace. I do not wish to talk about it.