I agree with BillG. The one thing I would really dislike about "freestyle" cruising is the cruiseline adding the tips to my bill. I want to keep the freedom of tipping according to the service I receive.
I also like having the same dining room staff for each evening meal. It's nice getting to know the people at your table without having to re-introduce yourself at every meal.
I hope RCI keeps the dining experience as it is!