I have had two of the early, classic Cuisinarts, for a long time, with the only problem over many years was needing to replace on lid after the safety catch broke. This unit feels lighter, which instinctively makes it feel cheaper, but that is potentially an illusion (landline phone makers used to place solid metal weights to make them feel hefty, so one can't go by that alone). The new system makes for a very tall unit, with the safety catch even more annoying (albeit perhaps safer). For instance, you used to be able to take a long english cucumber in the old style unit and push it in while running and then use the safety push at the end. Now, you really can't do that as the feeder part is in two pieces and the one needs to be partially in place to activate the safety, leaving room for about a carrot to do what I just described.
The speeds seem slower than the old style also.
On the plus side the bowl won't leak liquid if you fill it over 1/3 as the old style did.
The grater is nice, in that it has two sides on it. The slicer is also nice in that it is now adjustable in thickness.
Time will tell on: 1) Sturdiness (it feels like a candidate for built in obsolescence) 2) how annoying the new feeder system is.