The beta format is in no way easier.
In fact it is harder. It takes an extra click to get access to the fields from which the Ancestry.com encoding has deleted or omitted material from the actual record. Just a few examples:
--in Ohio Deaths Index, Ancestry always enters generic institution ("long-term care facility") instead of place of death ("Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio")
--in all WWI and WWII Draft Registration items, Ancestry.com omits the date
--in all City Directories (Beta) Anacestry.com omits the County
--in many records Ancestry.com's encoding to add-to-tree omits the person's middle name (even when given in the extract of the record!!), and even surname.
--in many US Census items the Ancestry.com version of the place-name is *wrong,*, omits part of the place (village name or Township name), etc.
There is little point to this 'beta' except to make it more difficult to correct what is entered for the tree individual.