And here we come to your single-minded train of thought that makes you feel threatened. "OMG, Rachel Flatt's 3x3 might be in jeopardy, so I better argue without having any clue what I'm talking about."
The 3x3 wouldn't be dead at all. 3x3 combinations would be MORE valuable, in fact. If you are a female skater and trying to do a standard 7 Triple program (no Triple Axel) without a 3x3, or without a 2Axel-Triple combination (or sequence, but it's not worth as much that way), that means you need 8 jumping passes. If you try to construct your program like that, it means you have no additional slots for other point-gaining moves.