I second that. Installing this version reverted the options I had previous chosen, for example "open in a new window" (which is really really an abomination from the past).
The plugin also automatically defaults to show "awards" for all commentators with 0 or more posts, but the supplied award icon is not registered until you actually go into the widget and save new values; merely updating it and thinking it would work out of the box makes it load "", which defaults to the blog home page… x15.
I downgraded as a result.
There must be an option to reject awards entirely, and it should be on by default. Just setting number of comments to 2000000 is not good enough.
All bells and whistles should be off by default, don't just take for granted people want to use it.