As I said before, I'm the one not liking it, in fact utterly ignoring it. I'm a seasoned player, not a novice one, yet, adding that to my gameplay feels strange, gimmicky. Insta-shield helped me getting over my gameplay weak points (in S3&K, of course, haven't tried the Mania version), while this one feels redundant and harder to foresee. As I said earlier, landing and using a good old spindash feels simpler to me, and I don't need more since I don't do speedruns and I don't get any satisfaction in rushing everything; I play modern games when I want to do that. Oh, and I've always preferred standard Sonic over easy-mode Sonic (aka Tails): I'd like Knuckles (AKA hard-mode Sonic+Tails) more than Sonic if he didn't jump so low and had more chances of exploring using his skills, something S3&K did better than Mania for me but still not in the way I wished.