Thats why we need someone to come up with the answer, so the players have enough time to adapt.
did not take long apparently, so you should be happy. Even if I think that in sport you must adapt much more quickly: meteo change, different fields, different hardware, different team mates, different strategy etc.
TrackMania played on the same map forever would have a problem, because we would not see how champion can quickly learn them and play them.
I think this will change nothing as champion ranking, but since you seemed to say that this is big change, maybe you can see this as a clear opportunity for some players to win against the champions like Carl and Gallo coming to USA. Maybe a ESWC qualifier you know see that as an opportunity to change the current world order, and the NWO become the Old World Order.
Whatever, TrackMania move forward with this, and I think it is good news for eSport that a game can be so 'continuous' and does not break the discipline at each new release. So far, most of my feedbacks are positive, and I really think that we see people 'against' talking more than people 'for' like it often happen. Even if I am not against having those discussions. We are there also to look at concerns. But in this discussion, I think we are pretty ok. This is not like we have changed the code or the roads. And by the way, there is not only ESWC around. So if you consider that players goes on different competitions and that you still think it being to big change, this would cause trouble to have mixed competitions. And I hope you agree!