I'm gonna try and sum this up a bit, and maybe answer a few questions in the process. I know I can't please everyone, no matter how much I try. Almost all members, I even dare say 95% of the community has asked for more creative aspects, like T shows. We can't deliver T shows, but I think that member challenges are a great compromise for those kinds of shows. And by keeping the CC hosted R shows (as stated in the announcement) we also keep something for those members that might feel scared to enter challenges or maybe just don't enjoy taking pictures and such. So my hope was that this Plan B would be a good compromise for the community because there will be something for everyone. Even if member challenges will be hosted by members.
I also wanna say thank you to everyone who has shown support for staff in this thread and also in DM's on slack. Making changes like this is scary and horrible because you are so afraid that you are gonna ruin a community or get a lot of members to hate you. So getting those messages helps that anxiety a lot If anyone still has questions and concerns, and/or might not feel like writing it openly in this thread, my DM on slack is always open, 24/7 if you want a quick response (I'm a lot slower on the forum)