1.6 Paradigm

During my recent upgrade to 1.6, I’ve noticed a shift toward alternative configurations, specifically the enforcement of unique mailboxes provided by users.conf rather than static configurations in voicemail.conf as well as the inclusion of extensions.ael.

My question is whether this is the paradigm * developers wish to shift to for configuration or merely a flexible alternative. As an * administrator, I’m agreeable with shifting my configurations to accommodate this new paradigm however I prefer to migrate once instead of have to fall back with the next software release.

Thoughts?