Uber's reasoning to create a more consistent comp plan is fundamentally a crock of poop since successful drivers tailor their driving pattern to the style that works for them. For example, my focus has always been on the greatest distance with the least amount of time. My ideal airport run is 25 miles in 30 minutes. But, I'm happy with anything less than 2 minutes per mile. But, I tailored my routine after this goal. I analyzed a random sampling of 113 trips and I found that my trips averaged 15 miles in 30 minutes. Shockingly, this rate change is transparent. $1761 on the old, and $1762 on the new. Pretty spot on, which makes Uber look pretty legit. But, here's the deal...It took me about 3 or 4 months to refine the process to average 15 miles per trip. So if your style is like mine, you haven't anything to ***** about. However, I'd bet 95% of drivers aren't even close to my 2/1 min/mile average. It's a quick and perfunctory analysis, but it should help establish a baseline for drivers to know what they are up against.