Coney + Cataract makes for a true wild card over halfway through the race. If you get part way through those segments and chased down by a storm, (and the only place to go is straight down!), rejoining the route where you left it becomes supremely difficult. Seriously, you could die - likely from a lightning strike - no exaggeration. I just want to emphasize and drive home that fact as much as possible. Just because it's a "race" doesn't mean you should be pushing on through terrain and conditions where you would normally take shelter. Carrying enough food from B.V. (or Mt. Princeton hot springs if you're timing is good) is problematic at best. It becomes even worse if you get pinned down for an additional day.
Golly. Sounds like an awesome addition for the masses that will be watching from armchairs. Truly exciting spectating potential!
As someone who plans to make a first attempt at this beast, my vote is to keep it as is. I'm glad I've held off my vote for so long...I figured the reality would surface eventually.