Also rewatched this in HD - much better than Gold Rush in my opinion.
I liked the score and was surprised to see that Chaplin actually wrote it. Amazing.
The open ending/close-to uber-happy ending is set nicely leaving me with an uplifted spirit without a visual conclusion of happiness of the "new" couple.
The film looked very "broken down" into scenes - but the buildup towards the end worked extremely well. Maybe some reading into the conception of this film might prove extremely useful.