I played this a while back, and now I've bought the director's cut. I was initially enamored with the storytelling, unaware that the concept was about depression. Now that I know, I love it even more. The ending I originally thought was the best end turns out to have been the end where the protag accepts their death. Hell as a metaphor is always powerful in my opinion, especially when it's not all fire and brimstone. I like the lore and I like the explanations for some of the plot in the director's cut.
I'm glad this directors cut exists. I hope you're in a more positive place than you once were.