THERE IS NO FUN and that is why FIA/FOM is revising the regulations. These complex front wings have become headache, because they too heavily rely on clean air to provide front grip and enhance airflow downstream and as soon as a car is in front, these front wings lose efficiency and the cars have large amount of understeer. That is the reason why the front wings are being simplified. Ideally, FIA should do more to help on the mechanical side and there is nothing we have really seen on that front. By reducing the reliance on front wing, the cars should better cope with the challenge of following another car. Those complex front wings are enhancing the airflow downstream, which would then be worked through to generate downforce. By providing larger rear wing, FIA is helping the teams of overcoming the LESS EFFICIENT front wings.
The interesting factor however is going to be on how the reduced elements, which are redirecting air around the front tires, is going to impact the front of the car.
F1 has never been a spec series and I don't think it ever would. That is not a question to debate at all. There will always be scope for creativity that would ensure there is creative variations among cars.