Nah. This whole thing has been a great experiment highlighting how dependent incompetent grinders have become on local who need easy and free intel to earn their ISK and not have to work for their safety.
We don’t even need to remove local at this point. Just as long as the new system is unreliable enough to put come uncertainty into the system. Even if it is 99% reliable, the fact that hiccups are now going to happen from time-to-time because local chat is now on an external server means local is going to fail occasionally and the lazy are going to get exploded. And CCP isn’t going to be reimbursing losses because of a stutter in local once things are reasonably stable.
More destruction, better separation of good players from lazy and incompetent ones are only a good thing, and that is on top of the intended benefit of taking some load off of Tranquility which will reduce TiDi, means this is a good change all around. One could have hoped it went smoother, but Eve has been lacking in excitement and this has been an entertaining day.