If you think changes like this are for your benefit. You are mistaken. My guess is there is much less space to write. Markers will dry out. This equals time away from the actual exam. I don't see the problem with the paper and pencil currently in use. A fine tip marker? For the first few users. Then it will be like taking a test with a crayon.
If the pass rates are too high just lower the number that pass. These stupid changes benefit no one and just piss people off.
B - 1X fail, 11/29/11 - 82 (no study)
A - 10/2/2010 - 79 (expired), 1X fail, 11/30/2012 - 83 (Gleim (book, test bank), Wiley Ipad Test Bank)
R - 02/27/13 - 53 (no study), 05/28/13 (Gleim (book, test bank, sim wizard), Wiley Ipad Test Bank, Yaeger DVD, Yaeger CRAM)
F - 4X fail, 01/17/13 - 78 (Gleim (book, test bank, sim wizard), Wiley Ipad Test Bank, Yaeger DVD) - Finally purchased Yaeger and passed