Hopefully it'll stay that way. When I was at the DC'11 regionals I got booted out second round, because my opponet's Ice Beam froze me, and therefore I lost the match. I guess TCG version of hax is the coin flip sort of.
All they need is a top cut and a maximum of three TVs really at each regional. Not asking for much. Also, Eye of the Tiger and The Final Countdown blasting throughout the arena is priceless, that needs to happen. With these changes every regional would be eventful and fun again.
Well since fall regionals are October 13th iirc, I'm sure the rules will be up in September. Either way there's not much to discuss here anymore. There have been no hints that TPCi plans to change back from Swiss.