I don't jump on the WP bashing band wagon, it's just not my cup of tea.
I read through the comments below the article and I have to agree with a couple of points made. One being that nothing is really going to change until the judges start placing the horses according to the new rules.
Another point made was the gaining popularity of the ranch horse classes and ranch versatility should be a clue to AQHA that a lot of people want to show and see their horses in a more natural gait.
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.