That's actually a really interesting theory, but I think it's more of a campaign to help fans forget about this past season and older fans reconnect with the good feelings we had back in the cinderella days. "Throwback Thursdays" is also a popular theme in social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, so they are probably trying to capitalize on that
I like that design! Personally all I care about is keeping the logo. I love the logo, and yes I've been a fan since day 1. I am always shocked at how people don't like the new logo. I think it looks badass and honestly could be better then it is now. Putting the new logo on the original jersey's would make me very happy!