"New Normal"...I hope not. Although I understand the need for these changes during the current Covid crisis, I would think many of the players and sponsors look forward to the camaraderie associated with the pre-Covid tournaments.
With regard to the electronic scoring, I agree that this has been a great change over cards. Many of us have been users of applications such as UDisc since it's beginning. It would have been nice if the PDGA increased it's relationship with UDisc to leverage their technology and efforts rather than get into the technology business themselves. Note: I have no official affiliation or investment with the UDisc team just a satisfied user.