It's an even trade. What you lose in flexibility you gain in eased stress. No, you can't run 750 miles and make it 710 on paper. But you're not going to get asked for your logs anymore either (and even if you do, they'll be legal...if you follow the rules anyway).
It seems like our load planning dept is beginning to understand how to organize the freight so that they can get us more miles with fewer headaches. Seems, I say. There are still plenty of dissatisfied drivers.