Something had to happen. Phantoms where determining the entire meta of the game. You had to bid pilot skill and take turrets if you wanted a chance to beat them in a tournament. The phantom and the counter-Phantom builds where pushing too many other ships out of being viable options. That should change now.
The other types of Phantoms may also see more play now that Whisper isn't such a obvious choice anymore.
Isn't it great when a game's designers see a problem and fix it.