I think the current keyboard indicator sticks out like a sore thumb, and it does so because it goes against all the other indicators, they all have white icon or text and a grey background, compared to the new keyboard indicator which has a white background and grey text.
I understand black text on white background is easier to read, but it's the keyboard indicator, it shouldn't be stealing focus away from the rest of my screen.
I'm just wondering if anyone else thinks so as well?
I've done a quick mockup to compare the 2:
Which do you prefer?