I can empathize with those who see this as iffy, but I’m happy this is on the way:
The trend of all games now is being able to get instant action - EVE’s best stuff takes time to do, and is worth it, but it’s good to have things that players can also chose to just hop on and do right away.
Roams will happen - some people with less time might choose this instead some days, but even then they’re all limited in what they can fly in the proving grounds - based on the event. I do see that it might decrease the number of people roaming, which is another problem itself, but I see the benefits of this content outweighing the pains.
This sort of content really fills a spot for those who don’t have the time day-to-day to go out and seek out EVE’s most notable content - I’ve had many days where I don’t have time to go out and explore, so doing filaments has been great for me at those times, where otherwise I wouldn’t log on on said days (and I know many others who’d admit the same). This new stuff will be yet another way to play EVE, and will certainly help some number of players stay engaged with the game where they wouldn’t be able to if this content wasn’t around.