I have memories of sitting in the stands as a little kid with my dad, watching GT cars go off in a huge cloud of dust there but my son will never see it.
Bit of a shame really.
Opinions will vary, paved runoff is certainly more forgiving in most circumstances but there is no denying that it takes away from this historic track.
Granted, for modern race cars - certainly for F1- the Parabolica is not the challenge it once was but still, I'm sure most would still rather see a driver error penalized with dirty tires or radiators full of gravel than by a steward's decision after reviewing tire position vs a painted white line.
But I'm sure teams, mechanics and track officials don't see it that way.
Hopefully, the work was done in the context of fixing the drainage issues with the turn which in the past have caused the pavement to buckle and bubble causing big problems for bikes. This was a know issue that track management was aware of yet kept hidden. The circuit's top brass was recorded (in the context of a public funds investigation) discussing how to keep the issue from the public.