The reasoning seems to be:
"Players want a more "Pinburgh" like experience"
Realistically looking at the list of games I really don't think it's going to change dramatically who ends up qualifying in the top 24.
That being said I think I'm one more SS/EM in A division away from saying "I'm Out" and just canceling my trip, driving down gives me that flexibility. But if the masses are telling the PAPA crew that this is what they want, our only option at that point is to offer a differing opinion and spend our tournament dollars at other events that align better with our ideals of what makes good/fun competition.