Sheesh! I'll have to get home to read my AutoWeek news...
If Dorna are involved, queue up the EU's anti-trust lawyers, and I don't think it will last long, one way or the other. There are many layers to this, but the biggest problems are Max & Bernie themselves. They want the sanctioning fees to increase, but they want the budgets of the teams capped, all while making rumblings that the series needs to be specified/standardized.
TSI, like you, I am thrilled that an essentially unsponsored (come on, Mr. Branson, get back out there!) team has taken the sport to its knees, and that the only thing a genius needs to dominate the sport with "old" guys driving a Honda, is to replace the engine with one from Mercedes. And, I agree the racing has been better this year than in a long time. But, you wouldn't expect the big-spenders to leave their pants down amidst constantly changing rules, would you? If the rules are left alone, the big teams will catch up, of course. If they keep changing them, and cap the budgets, they will all quit. Sound familiar?
The internal combustion engine was not put on wheels just to rest the horses.