I have a lot of thoughts pretty much all of them postive in terms of the change to content frequency.
Worth noting the new QOL changes like reduction in G tokens only starts from Vivi's banner, Neon's is retaining the current costs, normal mode etc.
I was expecting these changes at any rate as they've applied in JP including the reduction in events per month, works for me sometimes juggling 3/4 events in one go is hard and the reduction in pity costs makes up for the fact we now get essentially 4 BTs a month instead of 2 and I'm glad they've announced a change in rewards in terms of easier to get BT matierials.
Skip tickets are genuinely a really nice change, case in point I had finally ran out of chocobo tokens and had to manually go do all summon boards for Neon something I haven't had to do in over a year. Being able skip these type of battles is an absolute game changer, being able to skip Shinryu summon battles for the points is also an absolute godsend and coops in particular. The most recent one with 3 waves is an absolute pain in the arse, I really hate co-ops with 3 waves just feels like when you're running a book intakes far too long to complete and I hate thoae stupid worms who get to attack and on the first go and can fuck up the HP requirement mission on the first go.
I will be ignoring Shinryu Co op, I'm finally starting to go back to older Shinryus and start completing them but I still find them irritating.
In terms of Normal being removed from Story, IW and LC content, I've heard in JP the rewards are spread out for those elsewhere not to mention getting on banner free multi tickets rewards makes up for it essentially you're gettjng a 5K gem free pull on the current banner for that evrnt so I think thats a good change on the whole.
I finally think the change to getting LC character's earlier but still being able to do the token challenge etc is an excellent change, having to wait 6-9 months for the LC to show up is always a pain, having it now permanent ok the first go is an excellent change.
I really love that essentially from winter to late spring we just get free multis after free multis its just wonderful to receive then on new banners!
Finally I spent 60K and got Neon's full kit, really don't know a lot about SoP but I know enough to be happy to pull for the kit, party wide fire enchanters are few and far between in the game which had made prior content with deal fire damage a bit of a headache at times, Lulu is the only other one with a party wide enchant, Vivi is still only self enchant and Braska can't enchant and only has fire damage/resistance down in part of his kit. Neon hits hard, her FR with Celes is really cool and shes another party wide rainbow damage dealer always a bonus.