Yes and no! I think it makes it more important to get your scouting network in top order so you can pick up the best youth in advance! I have my scout with highest attribute for judging player potential assigned to the under 18's league, any he reccomends i take a look at then pick them up early so i can train them my way!
Im very pleased that the regens are better and personally cant wait for the challenge! I have one coming through my youth that my coahes say "has the potential to be one of the best players of his generation". Cant wait to see how he turns out!