Can I trust Ev William’s new idea for a Twitter metric after the last month?

When I read about Ev Williams talking about changing Twitter’s primary stat from ‘Followers’ to ‘Retweets’ or something more nebulous like ‘how many people saw your Tweet’, my issue is that the trust I had in Twitter’s management team to get it right for the community has been seriously damaged over issues like the degraded API and mobile clients. I’m no longer thinking ‘that sounds like a good idea’, I’m thinking ‘how will this screw up my Twitter experience?’