I see so many people on both sides get this wrong. I see so many Horde players thinking that Blizz did this for them and they are gloating for that reason. I see Alliance PREMADERS crying and they seem to think that it was done to help the Horde or so they say.
The ONLY reason they did was not to help the Horde (even if benefits them from not running into as many premades) but to give RELIEF to CASUAL ALLIANCE PLAYERS who want to play AV and not start 25-30 players down every single match.
The other changes are irrelevant when it comes to AV and needs to be a completely separate argument.
The bottom line is that Alliance PUGers are the biggest beneficiary of the change to AV which is to eliminate AV#s.