But it's not only Unicode-less, it's accent-less also. It's better than it was. But I doubt if the proud owner of 4 accents will be happy with having 0.
I'll show you how important vowels can be. If I write your name in Dutch (the closest approximation of how a Dutch speaker would write your name if he heard it pronounced) it becomes Lie Koe, maybe Li Koe or Li Ku or Li Kuh if he knew you're Chinese. You would be very unhappy, I think.
Kees (pronounced like the English word 'case')