I'd have to agree with this. Squeaky wheel gets the oil, and since this is fixed for new players, it's entirely possible that we'll eventually be in the minority. I have guildy knights who are laissez-faire about this because they simply didn't pick the wrong option.
We need to be vocal -- respectfully -- that we'd REALLY like this problem fixed, and it's a priority in our play.
This is precisely my fear also: we will very soon be in the minority, and as more time goes on, the more likely they will be able to easily sweep it under the rug.
Open tickets and keep commenting (take a look at the thread I opened on the General Discussion board).