true, word on the street is most of those eligible to apply have said they wont go for it, watch that change now the letter is out (a bit like those who said that there was no way that they would take continuance if offered, who then bit the hand off the messenger when the letter came down from MCM Div). god help the trade!
As an ex-theatre brother I've said for donkey's years it's utter bollux for the Army to persist in restricting ODPs careers to OR. It is and always has been discriminatory. The same is true of lab techs although in many ways perhaps the better parallel would be in the days when singly-qualified RMNs couldn't commission.
Good luck to whoever goes for it - and remember, not every 'scrubber' (indeed only a bigotted few) ever thought the artificial division created by the military was right in the first place!