There's nothing stopping you from making and playing a new character to enjoy with the new low level players.
This is a tremendously narrow attitude. A lot of people like myself are casual players, if part of the fun of the game is progressing a single character when you only get to play once a month or so, then it's going to be very frustrating to be forced to roll up a new character who it'd take three months of playing to get up to level two, and that's at the expense of a character we actually enjoy playing because let's face it, Pathfinder doesn't have quite the same characters-are-totally-awesome-to-play-from-level-one thing that some other systems do, a lot of the reward is at higher levels.
I really hope the 'solution' that the dev team has come up with is to acknowledge that the problem was in their heads all along, but I wouldn't be surprised to end up with something really terrible and hamfisted. I could be wrong though, who knows?
Plural of anecdote and all, but at my (fairly large) flgs last night not one person had anything good to say about getting rid of gold for playing up.