As I understand it there'll be no separate "ladies" class (although of course we do have plenty of classy ladies who shoot) and I think that is to be welcomed with, er, open arms.
As I understand it shooters will be relegated / promoted between Tiers according to their performance and that also is a definite move forward.
In fact I think that these two taken together, plus the potential for spectators, moves HFT forward quite a bit and will encourage more air gunners to come into HFT.
I think removing the supports (aka obstacles) for kneelers and standers is a good idea - I think there'll be a lot of people practising their positionals! It should also make it even more challenging to shoot a clear round.
Excellent news and a very positive development
Good on you, guys. Go to it!