VIGs are now limited to 1 companion, presumably to allow more VIGs, despite it being artificial scarcity, sure fine whatever, but there's a new limit that makes even less sense: companions don't get into the hall early anymore. I don't see any real reason for this, and we were only informed of it as we picked up our badges. Frankly, this pisses me off, as I feel like they're just trying to justify phasing the program out, and using people dropping out (as a result of lack of value) as part of the justification.
The new policy of non early access for the companions was announced in Jan. The vig forums has had heated opinions on this raging for 7 months.