I'd take all accessories being cut if it made the castle bigger from the outside. I could also live without that ledge on the outside. It looks to small for any figure to stand on well and a bit pointless. Why is there a ledge just half way up the castle?
Without the new base, it does look as if the castle isn't much taller than the 80s or 200X one.
After only paying £15 for the 200X castle, approx £300 on this is just to much for me as it stands.