We have a Search and Destroy operation scheduled tonight for us elite members. Finally something new! It is most points scored. Now maybe we can get some other ones. headquarters? Most objectives capped or most defends? We had them back in the beta for black ops elite.....So game on!
I agree with the OP, it's something new and something fresh. But leave it up to the brain trust of IW/Sludgehamper/Beachhead to finally put a good operation on the night that new maps and game modes are released.