This story came out a day or so after I started this thread. http://www.ksl.com/...2924283&nid=1288
I think this is the biggest change mentioned-
"In the past, all of the choices for those with the maximum number of preference points—their first, second, third, fourth and fifth choices—were considered before considering the first choice of those with fewer preference points, DWR said. If hunters with the maximum number of preference points didn’t draw their first choice, but did draw one of their remaining choices, they received a hunting permit, received a preference point for not drawing their first choice and got to keep all of the preference points they’d accrued.
“That’s changed. Now the first choice of everyone who applied will be considered before considering the second choice of those with the highest number of preference points,” DWR wildlife licensing coordinator Judi Tutorow said in a news release."
RE a_bow_nut's comment it does not turn into a random draw for preference points any more. Per the article and statement by the DWR rep the first choice of everyone who applied now is considered before the second choice of a person with most points. That is a huge change that will hopefully allow some of us draw.