The uproar isn't even in the same ballpark as last time. This is far bigger than t20, and more people that normally disagree with one another are united against this. Mittens says Goons are done if it happens, *and* PL is banning recruiting of Aurum users. Ex-BoB/IT players are against it, and even the Russians are upset.
This is bad for everyone but the casual player - the Farmville/F2P player that stays for an average of 7 months.
Eve is not a casual game. This change is trying to make it a casual game, and there are better casual games out there already. It's moving Eve from a niche where it has no competition (except possibly Perpetuum, and that has a way to go) into direct competition with the giants of the industry.
CCP is cool and all, and it's fun to laugh at Oveur's drunken antics and remember when the devs still played their game in 0.0. The basic idea of Eve is incredible . However, they're not actually that good at what they do or at executing those ideas, to be brutally honest. They will fail badly when put up against the big guys.