Love these short, quick 5e updates. I hope they continue as they are an easy way to find the new info trickling out all in one location (I imagine they also are/will be good in getting people to your home page instead of straight to the forums).
I assume most people are very surprised by this. I don't know how it would be possible... I can't see how this is possible. More power to them. They might strip down the overall complexity a little and well as make even less-optioned Essential-type characters. Not sure, but this is good news.