After being a hardcore raider around 2005, and coming back just recently after a nine year break, I was definitely feeling demoralized about having to grind through thousands and thousands of AAs if I wanted to get back to my old habits. This announcement gave me new hope. Gear already gets obsoleted after a few expansions--it's high time that AA progression gets the same treatment. My hat is off to you guys for finding a great solution, sticking to the course in the face of naysayers, and making it reasonable for people like me to actually come back. Just make sure existing players get a chance to check this new box before the granting actually starts. It would be a shame to mess up a little detail like that.