Was there a pressing need to remove the normal chests from spawn? It was fun being able to use them for things like stashing loot for new players, hiding something good for someone else to hunt for, or just dumping trash that other people could scavenge. It was always fun in the 1.13 map to just check them out and see if you found anything cool... like a chest full of fish or armour.
Sad that they're gone. :(