You'd think that a nice picture of the new Nether would be fine to suit the new update, but imagine being a new player who's just bought the game and the menu screen is basically just hell! It wouldn't be a very good first impression. So maybe when the panorama eventually turns far enough, it's suddenly the Nether! It also sort of represents going in between dimensions, which is what happens.
The only thing is that a new player might not want the Nether spoiled to them, so how about once you've been to the Nether at least once, the pano does it's thing. The Overworld part would stay the same, but half of it is replaced with the Nether.
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