I think it makes things better. Competition should make everyone try to put out their best product. HBO failed because they got cheap and didn't want to change with the times.
As hardcore fans, we'll find a way to watch the fights. We will complain about it, but we will still watch. The key is to get the casual fans to get interested in the sport. Lowering the cost and increasing the accessibility can do that.
The streaming platforms aren't a bad way to go, especially IF the quality is good. ESPN+ is $5.99/month ($60/year) and DAZN is $9.99 ($120/year). PBC is mostly on free tv, except when they have fights on Showtime. I don't know everyone's financial situation, but you can't really complain about these prices. Sure as HELL beats paying $65+ for PPVs. The PPV model is basically on life support unless it's a big time fight. And since those aren't happening every few months, my wallet can live with that. Plus, it's not only boxing on these apps. It's a variety of sports.
I'm all for the fighters getting their money. Get what you can, while you can, because this is a brutal sport. Boxing doesn't take care of its fighters like some of the other professional sports leagues. Just look at Prichard Colon. He damn near died in his locker room, post fight due to the ineptitude of the ref letting him get constantly hit in the back of the head. His current situation is improving, but it's SAD and he has a long way to recovery, if he ever fully recovers.
As for good matchups, there will still be some hiccups. Who is the "A" side? What platform/network will the fight be broadcast on? Are promoters willing to risk their cash cow against "the guy across the street"? If the demand is there, the promoters/networks will find a way to make it happen. More than likely it will be PPV, unless cooler heads prevail and some network gets their pockets greased. I think Spence and Crawford will happen next year. Both guys want it and the public is demanding it. The Social Media build up is happening. Promoters are supposed to work for the fighters, but not all fighters got the balls to make demands of their promoter.
Bottom line, boxing is a business. The premiere matchups will eventually happen, especially if they can make money. If the public demand keeps getting louder and louder, the promoters will answer and do what is best for their pockets. However, some of the smaller name matchups may not happen as quick as we want or at all, unless a serious concession is made by the "B" side.