Yeah, I definitely agree with this. It's not Act 2's job to entirely retain the feel of Act 1's theme. It's true that this track deviates a bit less than Sonic 3's Act 2 mixes, but this is just the second act of a three-act zone. (Metropolis is also going to get an Act 3 remix, right? I would hope so.) Also I think this is a really really good remix in general. It's pretty hard to pick out that part as Gimmick Mountain except for those last two notes per section, but to be honest, even without that context, I think it lends a really neat cybernetic feeling to that section that sets it apart from Act 1 and works to escalate the tension during this middle act of the 3-act zone. Maybe for the people that don't jive with it, there could be an option to only use Act 1 music, keeping it more in line with the original Sonic 2? That might be a good way to go about it, and it wouldn't be difficult to implement.