It would happen regardless of whether they stuck with the traditional selection day choices or this new system. The same aircraft spread will be available for that specific class no matter which method is used.
I disagree. Why change the format then? Change of command at USAACE and within a week we saw this implemented. It seems like somebody is trying to tackle the shortage from the back-end by bulk filling classes that are starting soon? We might never know why, but I don't think it is at all the same.