Then that just makes it... not Michael Myers to me, so why bother making it him?
It's a different interpretation of him. The writer wanted to bring Michael back to the way he was originally--the "Shape" who didn't have a motive for what he did and was just stalking Laurie and her friends for no real reason--as opposed to the one that got bogged down by convoluted continuity that all started because John Carpenter got drunk when he wrote the sequel. (No, really--he was drunk when he wrote the reveal that he went after Laurie because she was his sister, and his since regretted it).
For what's worth, all of the comics that Stef has written have gotten great reviews from both the critics and fans, with the majority of them saying that they're better than anything the sequels have done. The Nightdance miniseries, for example, was IMO far more disturbing and scary than any of the sequels.