Agree, that's the right choice! Looks much better. I still feel like there is too much going in middle of the foliage mass. There looks to be a lot of branches coming from the one area.
I think you are on the right track in removing that first branch, my though behind that is because you have a thin slender trunk the tree would benefit from having most of its foliage higher up in the tree, this will make it look more proportional.
@bonsaien Huge difference. Thanks for your reply.👍