I had a roommate at a now closed base, who worn dresses on weekends. That was the 1990s.
Every generation of soldier has some reg changed that will ruin the army in the eyes of the old timer. For my generation it was the following.
C1 family changing to the C7 Family, we were not going to kill anything with the plastic gun, and how it bad it looked on parade compared to oak.
When being gay was legal, they did a tv talk show on it in Toronto ( The Shirley Show) and they had experts on the panel saying guys and girls would be uncomfortable in the shower because we would worry some same sex person was checking us out. Not enough time to do that in the mornings, too much to do to look around. Get wet, get clean, get out, go eat. i was at the taping wearing my RCR Battle School T shirt.
Co-ed barracks on courses, real eye opener for me girls on the bunk across from me during my CLC at the RCR battle school on the Mattawa plains. Got over it quick, too busy to care.
Now you have boots that do not require polishing, I would miss not polishing my boots, was a great time killer on Sunday nights watchign tv in the barracks. Older RSMs must be going nuts looking at the all different boots on parade.
This new dress reg is not going to be the down fall, it is just another new thing that we will get over and move on, till the next change in uniforms or equipment.
Just my opinion