"The naming conventions that were present..." I would just like to point out that there were no naming conventions.
The point was not for it to be a "better, faster method", the point was for conformity, and to tell people immediately that the page they are looking at is a disambig page.
As another note, it does not affect a "good portion of the wiki", as the original pages have been left as redirects. So, no red links, merely redirects until I can find them all and send them to either the page the article should be linked to, or the disambig page.
The new changes do make sense.