If you want to be "Realpolitik" about it, the change becomes a big thing simply by the fact that news are reporting on it. It is big enough for coverage. So one can not possibly argue it is nothing.
Again, the trick is to acknowledge that there will be a change, but it doesn't have to be good or bad, it just is. As, funnily enough, are people that come out. For the most parts still the same, except you are aware now about what they are interested in.