I bought mine during the sale as well, and noticed the same thing- the straps are much closer than on my 2012 Gorilla. Not only that, but the reason they are closer together is that one of the straps is much closer to the center of the pack than the other, most likely affecting the balance.
I spent the weekend walking around the house with it loaded with my winter gear to decide if it was worth the hassle of returning.
The funny thing about it is this were a 'brand name' pack I'd take it right back to the store, as it's clearly defective. But since it's a cottage company, I had been thinking much more leniently about it.
Seeing this thread makes me realize that this really should be something that's covered under warranty as a manufacturing defect, and I'll box it up to send back when I get home from work tonight. I didn't realize that I'd have to eat the shipping costs. It would make sense to me that I would have to pay those costs if I just "didn't like it", but I do like it! It's just that it's not really going to function as intended. I think I wouldn't really mind if the pockets weren't sewn square, or the lid was slightly asymmetrical or the like. But the harness is arguable the most important part of the pack to be sewn properly.