When I first got my tubes, I was disappointed, I didn't like the new formula, I found it sticky and less effective than the paste.
Turns out that I needed do reduce the amount I was using, the stick is much more effective when you use much less.
After some assistance from the customer service team, I am basically swiping on the least possible amount, and seeing great results!
No wetness, no stickiness, and no stinky pits. I can now wholeheartedly recommend you give the stick a try, and trust them when they tell you to apply sparingly.