Forums have gradually died out with the existence of Reddit, I don't feel like this change is for the better at all, probably just going to drive even more people away. The activity has decreased year by year and sections have been removed, or turned into subsections due to inactivity. This is just a big yikes tbh.
All the old fucks who've been around forever but barely post anymore basically take this as our cue to bounce and never again return to these shores. Or all the lunatics from yesteryear who've been banned end up rejoining and we have ourselves a banterous renaissance for a month or so before they're all PRUNED and everything returns to your regularly scheduled programming.
Ultimately I don't think it'll matter as both of those groups are minuscule in the grand scheme of Tractor Forum and everybody else will keep on keepin' on anyhow. WF continues to provide...whatever service it currently provides, people get used to the new layout soon enough, this whole ordeal is forgotten, and your aforementioned old fucks and lunatics wheel away peacefully into the night as if our existence was merely a beautiful dream.