I haven't been following any PDGA topics for awhile. Kudos for trying to address this, as it is long overdue, IMO.
Why does this overall concept change require a change to the marking concept; it seems like it would work under the current marking rules. I share DShelton's concern about introducing uncertainty into something that previously had little.
Please don't employ any towel or marking strip concepts. Those are ridiculous.
Overall, the proposal can be nitpicked for sure, but it easily achieves two important goals, IMO: basically removing the jump putt from the sport, and providing necessary latitude for legal fairway stances.
It would be nice to see the BOD embrace positive change, instead of worrying about griping. You know, be leaders instead of followers.