You said they "both" announced the new format and implied it by publishing it. So are you now saying they only implied it?I said they published the new format in the Witchlight book.
You and @Scribe were talking about ASIs for PCs, not monster stat blocks.The point is, the monster statblocks continue these FR worlds unchanged.
Look, I don't want to get pulled into this because I don't have strong feelings on the subject, so this is all I'll say about it. Some people feel (and I understand their point of view, even though I can also see the other side) that it's more flavorful to do things the way the PHB does, and that it's not the same as racism. Someone else who feels more strongly than I do can continue this discussion if they desire.Heh, of course, official designers do worldbuilding, such as the worlds of Forgotten Realms.