Pros Non that I can see!!!!
Cons What was wrong with it before and why change/remove the very useful tools like fairly easy caching, bigger text, etc..
Pros it's still free
Cons Have a look at recent reviews in play.google.com - almost nothing but complaints. No longer separate icons for maps and navigation, zoom buttons removed, location errors, terrain layer gone, offline maps less functional, no starred-locations, etc.
Summary very disappointed - I reverted to the old version on my HTC One and won't be updating anytime soon.
Pros Looks great, easy to find places
Cons unable to access address listed on contacts. I try the work around by going into contacts first, than access the address, it does nothing. I have a HTC One, using the HTC car mode, accessing address from contacts gives a application fail error.
Summary Need to tie the new map to contacts, or a way to access address from the contact list on the map to use as navigation. more dangerous on the road if the address have to be retype completely when it's already store in contact list.
Pros Ease of use, directions, offers
Cons no street views
Summary It's close to perfect. Why did you ditch it Apple?