To say moving to 8 teams and those on the outside looking in is a similar to the last four in/out is a stretch.Of course it is. But you won't hear the media/podcasters complaining about it either. Well, they still do - even though it's to their benefit. They have endless content to debate and analyze throughout the stretch of the season.
As soon as they can get the $$ right divvied up right they will go with 8.