I agree. I had no knowledge the change was coming. While some are saying I should have been following @steemitblog, I do not see that as a requirement of participation.
For me, steemit is not a career or an engineering project, but something I casually read, respond to and periodically post.
The impact to me was a mild nuisance, however I can see where others could have faced a large impact if not adequately prepared or having a system in place to make the transition.