One of the great things about SW battlefront was that anyone at any ability level had the possibility to pick up a token and play a Hero. This adds an element of interest and fun for newbies. If what I understand from above is that in the new version you have to earn points to buy a Hero then this leaves it open (initially ?) only to those with the most skill or more likely the better cheater.
Every change has its pros and cons ....but this could be a downer for some folks.