I just read this (even when it was a few days old). But i have to say, that i like this idea/system.
The new Alpha get access to Battlecruiser and Battleships.
In additoin to the other factions, and this way to the pirate ships.
And for T2 they can use the weapons, to be more helpfull in fleets.
They don’t get access to T2 ships.
As drawback they have to buy the time to train these skills. Becoming an Omega in this time. The only difference is, that they still can use a few of the skills they were training as Omega.
This is a good deal for CCP (i bet a few will use this system). But they might lose a few Omega in exchange. It depend what other skills the new Alpha+ accounts can use.
I will for sure use it and will become an Omega with this.
With the current system i had to pay all the time to keep the extra skills. And i was not willing to do it. But with this new system i will pay for a few month. And who knows, maybe i will even pay for a longer time this way.