Hey thank you very much for the reply! and thanks for going through and analyzing each part.
I'm not sure how much of the original you'll remember, but i went through each thing you said one by one, and hopefully achieved closer to what you were talking about.
Tried to EQ out as much low end from each instrument as i could, took off a LOT of reverb, worked on dynamic flair, and changed up a few other things.
The main thing you mentioned was how long the intro was. I particulary liked the long intro, because i like the fact that the listener has no idea what song it is until the recognizable melody comes in. That being said, i did take your advice and shortened it by about 20 seconds. So thank you for bringing that up, becuase just because I like something, doesn't mean it needs to be in the track.