Hmm, I still stand by my original bit of feedback. Also, you've introduced a few things that I don't think make this piece better than before, here's my thoughts...
-The spawning of your rings: the overly "bouncy" spawn that you have now is kinda going against my original feedback which I see wasn't clear... I think it needs to spawn and settle quicker, not slower
-The rotation of the rings: I'd slow it down. I also think that I wasn't as clear as I could have been in my original feedback, but the rotation of the rings needs to be slower like your original. My original suggestion was to slow it down just SLIGHTLY, like 15% more than the original.
-the rotation of the rings: it seems that you've lost a very nice part of the orignial movement which was the subtle counter rotation of the middle ring. I would introduce that again. It helps break up the movement and make it not all the same
-blur mesh: Yeah that seems like it would give you a good result. When in doubt it makes it easier to paint up a temporary texture, and slap it on the sphere while you tweak uv's so you can see exactly how it will play with your mesh
Hope this helps!