Yeah, there isn't much of a better way to have handled the situation.
I'll admit just a moment ago I was ready to hit something. All the work I had put in, and now it's all gone. I have a similar schedule to everyone else. Matter of fact, I was out of internet range most of the day yesterday, so the first I knew of this was this morning (which is currently -11 GMT).
However, in the end, it IS all for the better, more fair, more balanced, and all that. And hey, we get another week of sim time (man, was I jonesin' for this thing after the end of the last one)!
So thanks, Sami! It's all good!