All equipment is new at some point. For all we know these could turn out to be the next standard that everything else is compared to. I don't think anyone should pass judgment until the new baskets are complete and have been experienced first hand. If they are built to PDGA specs then the anchors will be compatible with everything else anyway so they could be switched out if needed.
This is a well thought out and reasoned opinion. Unfortunately, logic does not always have a place when it comes to DGers expectations at large tournaments. The new baskets could even be BETTER than every other basket design and there would still be complaints!
By the way, I am not trying to bash anyone's efforts or course (my last few posts may have seemed negative in tone). However, I am very concerned that Oregon put on the best Worlds possible. The primary volunteers (I may be one of them) will be giving up 2 years of their spare time to organize and run the tournament. I would not want to have people come back and complain about the courses like Minnesota Worlds.