Yes, when I praised the decision, I expected the off camera stuff to be replaced by on camera stuff.It may have been time consuming but I strongly felt (at the time it was announced) that dropping those "off camera" Galnet stories was a HUGE mistake and a desparately sad day for Elite: Dangerous. Now it's been a few weeks and I'm feeling the effect, not only in-game but also in the knock-on effect into things like Pete Wotherspoon's twice weekly Galnet News Digest or the "Space News" feature in Guard Frequency (who are both somewhat short of in-game news to comment upon) I totally stand by this.
In one very real sense the galaxy (if not yet the game) is dead (i.e. devoid of life).
The latter didn't happen sadly... so far at least.
Nothing about new currency for example. Or the training simulation for new pilots.
Perfect opportunities to link stuff being added to the game with galnet articles. Shame, because that's what I expected after reading the FAQ.