If on espn, the national duals finals will be a widely watched event. THe diehards will tune in (but probably won't travel because high school and youth is still going full steam).
IMO - the casual fan that does not follow wrestling will be more interested in a team event than an individual event. There is no crystal ball, so it is impossible to predict the reaction of a change like this.
But with the current plan, we have a track record to use to predict the future. And extrapolating the current trend line suggests that keeping things the same is a very bad idea
I think doing nothing is much riskier than doing something. We need to embrace for change, but I agree we need a plan with better consensus. But everybody should be working cooperatively for a new solution.
I have a grandson that is two years old. I am hopeful that wrestling will be here for him. And I am realistic enough in my thinking to come to the conclusion it is not going to look the same for him as it did for me. But the most important thing is that the opportunity is still there.