The entire point of a RB is to have updated artwork. They tried just switching the artwork on the old card to similar but updated art awhile back, but everyone got upset and demanded they switch it back (A few comments still remain on Vickie Cr 's page). The RB is the supposed 'compromise': New and better artwork for the card, but on a copy, not the original.
Plus, it is supposed to make the original like a CR, meaning if you want to use the old art, you have to pay more Clintz.
I think the reason people complained about Vickie's art switch had more to do with the art not being that good. Phallodie can be good under the right kind of character and her skills have improved, but she was the wrong choice to draw Vickie. Maybe if Fudge or Tony Semedo did it, things might've been different.