I am hoping that when the dust settles on the rebuilt top portion of Dales, it will still have some technical features that force riders to deal with them or even for those varied riders to get off the bike and walk the section only to try it again on another day.
By the looks of the new work so far, I doubt it, it is wide like Half Nelson with big berms at the top. Maybe it will be harder down where the cliff line comes in near the bottom, not sure what they'll do at the steeper section.
It will be interesting to see how much more traffic goes down the more difficult Lower Dales, because of a "Half Nelson" style entrance. It would seem to me, they are going to have to turn the whole of Dales into the same style trail, otherwise you are just driving "beginner" traffic into an "advanced" level trail, which doesn't seem like a good idea.
It's too bad, I liked Dales, I guess we'll see what happens.