None of the updates over the decades have bothered me. When I looked at them side by side a few days ago the current one stood out as the best. That surprised me a little bit, with all the talk of returning to the vintage logo, but next to each other the darker and filled out dolphin was more pleasing.
Among the fan versions, there's no question I like the one Pasquale has been touting. I would soften everything slightly otherwise it's impressive. With the dolphin shaped like that I can ignore the lack of a helmet. I don't really even notice it's missing. The eyes are drawn everywhere, in equal doses. On other versions I hate the length or shape of the logo so much I'm begging for a helmet as a camouflage device.
The more I look at old Mike Dee quotes, I'm convinced he's the most overmatched and dangerous executive in franchise history. Wind him up and send him in any direction and he'll misinterpret the situation to remarkable degree. I remember jumping off my couch immediately when Dee announced Gator Day during that preseason game. Then he said he was surprised at the reaction, considering the teams don't play annually. Meanwhile, if you visit any major college football board there is more animosity and bad feelings among Canes and Gator fans than literally any other combination. The fact that the two teams don't play often only inflames it, because you don't get that one chance at them on the field.