They brilliantly found out a way to keep the pioneers and specials in the work! They need the hours of those guys to keep up the averages, and they've lowered even the required hours! They can keep their titles, and believe me, those titles mean a lot to them, sadly, and not have to break a sweat.
The WBTS knows the D2D work in most areas is over. I have heard over and over many, including elders, show up for MFFS, then leave the area and go to breakfast. Elders can count the time as shepherding, and the others turn in what they want..all is well. There is no need for D2D.
It was a great idea to make this "new arrangement." They don't know, (and prob don't care), how ridiculous it looks to us as observers, and to the public who care even less than we do.
Still amazing considering where we all came from in this organization.