I can't even remember my twenties, and my thirties are blurry at best. So I'm as veteran as the next person, probably more so.
And I welcome this change.
Honestly, you people are such complainers. I've played Warhammer with Reign, when I wanted something with grand scale mechanics, with Castle Falkenstein when I wanted a quick, narrative-based game, and The Riddle of Steel (which I wrote masses of WH rules for) when I wanted the ultimate in realism.
All different systems, all better than the painful % based WFRPG original (which love as you may, is far from realistic or balanced) and all tailored with minimum effort to give the best playing experience for my group.
If this is fast and flexible, I'm in. The story is more important than buckets of dice, maths and page-flipping.
If it's not, I carry on playing Warhammer however I please. And so can you. There are tens of thousands of pages of Warhammer background online and offline that you can get a hold of very easily. And your imagination *should* have no limits.
At the end of the day, if the doomsayers are correct, FFG will be the only losers. You can all carry on playing 2E while they lose money.
If not, don't let your laziness blind you to what could be a good game.