Not a fan of most of the events... they are designed to gate us into specific activities at certain times.
What's the point of doing that to crafting where absolutely no team play is involved and everybody should play on his/her own time table.
Well, as usual those changes don't affect me in the slightest, because I refuse to be told when to do what...
If an event is on that matches what I am doing, or I have nothing better to do anyway, fine, but I won't go out of my way to do them.
Not sure about the CE event... that will only end in frustration if the entity itself is not changed to be beatable with noobs on the map.