Meh. Maybe it's just me. (Probably just me). The wait makes the prize even more... desirable? Prized?
Took me... 6 years to get a Holly, for example. I almost died when I finally got the first one! Same with GoN's. Not 6 years, but some... 2 or 3 maybe? Anyway, getting Hollys since then has become extremely easy, and the "OMG OMG OMG HOLLIEZ!!!11!" factor vanished.
At least the change made some people happy? That's good. I'm surely a minority.
And yup, I'll just stick to Halloween. 31st of October is an awesome date for a Zombie .