From memory, there was an intermission of sorts back in 2003 and it did allow people to stretch their legs, get a dirnk, chat - it worked. I don't see why bringing it back in a revamped sense is a bad thing.
If you fear change, you're being rather reckless. Change is inevitable. Change is a necessity. Life always changes on every level. Nothing stays the same, nothing lasts forever. If you're going to always resist change, you will be an ancient relic of the past. That is, if you're lucky not to be crushed beneath change.
Greg has sincerely wanted to change things for the better and he's making an effort to do so. Don't instantly dismiss his ideas before seeing what comes of them. At least Greg is doing something for the good of AJAS. And freaking
x Over 9000 for doing so.