Oh, come on! This is the dullest decision I've seen in a long time. Why underestimate your audience...?
I've been looking forward to reading this book by Sam Calagione, of Dogfish Head fame, for a long time now [and I still do]. It should be out by November 1st 2006.
If it is so that these two books are really the same, which it looks like, I must say I'm saddened. If they've changed the contents too then I'm even more worried. Anyway, I'll stay away from the UK version.