I like it. It will up the intensity of Nat'l Duals for sure and will create some of the biggest and most exciting dual matches of all-time. Important match-ups between teams for conference titles are intense as it is, now with teams competing for the nat'l team title it will be off the charts. It gives quality guys on quality teams more matches against each other. I see the argument made that small school or middle of the road teams stand no chance in this and are thus in danger of becoming more irrelevant (to the school AD's), resulting in the new format causing more teams to be dropped by their schools, but I don't fully understand or agree with the logic, as they aren't really relevant now anyway and in some schools they currently couldn't be LESS relevant. I guess I see this as something for these smaller schools to shoot for, to make the "Sweet 16".
People say the sport is dying and that more exposure is needed so this is a shake-up for the better in my opinion (although time will tell if it is for the worse) as it will introduce more people to competitive, tough matches that mean something, and competitive, close dual matches are very exciting and can be extremely dramatic, which is what people respond to. I personally think that the sport doesn't need more exposure anyway. We all know that the general population already knows what wrestling is, and the vast majority of them either are repulsed by it (they think it is gay, or gross, or even laughable) or just don't care about it ("the best athletes are in football/basketball", etc). Every non-wrestler that I have made an attempt to introduce to the sport just won't get into it and they never will, so I'm tired of the "wrestling doesn't have enough exposure" argument in response to the question of why it isn't mainstream. This change is good for wrestling fans and wrestlers.