This is a nice topic to do a poll on. The fact that many people complained about the war schedule does not mean that there was no one that did not like the war schedule.
After many considerations I have decided to join a warring alliance (that is an alliance with long term vision and that is geared and focus to fight wars) and these long stretches are becoming a really big frustration. It feels like everyone is under water holding their breath waiting for the seconds to tick of till Friday. The other thing that I have noticed is that there is not really any participation or excitement in the ninja event from our alliance members.
I will make a prediction: This new schedule feels like a good thing but it is going to kill the game in the next 3-6 months unless the ninja event is radically improved. (Well talk and predictions are cheap, Lets wait and see)