(In reply to I can't believe it's not better!
Very nice puzzle! .... Much nicer than you think.
two letters that share the same value,... No,sir. there are are 2 independent alphametics, the letters do not have to correspond to the same sets of digits.
this has no effect on what is better.- as a puzzle one is definitely better than the other, - and it is left to the solver to decide which and why.
Assume that there are no bugs in my text and
either SOLVE IT or WAIT TILL I WILL PUBLISH THE OFFICIAL SOLUTION.