Combined with the fact that they “got serious” with the 1e reprints enough to re-typeset them properly, I’d say this is a positive sign. I’ve always said they should quit wasting time and resources developing a “Next” edition, and just endear themselves to all their fans by supporting all the past editions.
A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day! —J.R.R. Tolkien
Not something I care about, but probably a positive sign. At least it indicates a willingness to embrace their back catalog more than they have in the past (especially when taken along with the 1e reprints).