Now that you mention it, that's true. I felt that the LR is still much more difficult now than it was. The squid is denser, and you have to read much more carefully than before. Sometimes when I go back to the older tests I triple check things because I'm sitting there wondering whether it's really that easy or not. I had one question that talked about pasteurization and how it was a really quick process, and the very next sentence talked about intense pasteurization.
I got the two confused and flubbed the problem
(Preptest 52, Section 1 Problem 24)
LR in recent tests have become more subtle I've noticed. This is especially true on PT 64, the most recent october exam. Many answer choices look right but are wrong because of one small, easily missed word. If you're having trouble seeing these it might help to cross out the word in each answer choice that makes it wrong.
A really good example of this is in 64, section 3, question 20. It's a principal question where all the answer choices look very similar. The stimulus basically says this: "you shouldn't play a practical joke if it shows contempt for the person you played it on, or if you believe it might cause harm to that person." The answer is hard to find if you're not keeping track of the very specific words used in the stimulus. One wrong answer says "someone was harmed as the result of my joke, so I should not have played it". The stimulus doesn't say this, it says that if you believe it might cause harm then you should not play the joke.
This strategy worked really well for me in practice tests, where I usually go -2 to -4 on a section. I let it go during the actual test and mis-read a lot of LR questions because of it.