Yep. If he didn’t do this, DH, and possibly the offerer of the code, could be in bad position when someone relied on a published code expecting quota “A”, only to find that the deal had changed since the code was published.
It’s is always possible the Panel changed could have borked something, though I suspect it probably didn’t impact the underlying cgi/perl code much at all… hopefully they have checked it out.
Like you, I have not encountered anyone claiming they got less quota than they bargained for when they signed up, and I have seen several that were “surprised” that they got the “old” (non-decreasing) quota. .
I view that whole thing as a bit of a tempest in a teapot anyway; by the time anyone is likely to have used their initial quota, they will have likely grown it to above the “old” initial limits anyway,