I agree. If I have to fix it, though, it's not backwards compatible.
Edit: It's also not a great fix as it now makes the old backgrounds strictly better than the new ones. They now have the feat + the feature. To really fix it I have to remove the feature too, which makes it the new background. So also not compatible on that front.
Sure. Other than feats being significantly superior with the new background, they are the same. I agree with that.
The feature literally doesn't do anything other than remind the DM to have NPCs treat the PCs like they are... who they are.
"NPCs who respect the military... will respect you... because you were in the military".
EDIT: I see that this has been further discussed. Still, I feel that while the core books will only be "backwards compatible" with a bit of conversion (or at least being careful what you mix-and-match), the Adventures still being in print and useful is a lot more backwards compatible than we usually get.