For better or worse, most affiliates that I have run in to operate in a completely different realm than mainsite when it comes to programming. Hell, some of my members have no idea that there is a crossfit.com, strangely enough.
Again, from the affiliates I have had close work with, they program based on many of the general principles coming from HQ, but adapt to the needs of their membership.
Long story short, outside of internet discussions and those that follow the mainsite every day, I don't imagine many affiliates will care either way what the crossfit.com workouts are. Sorry for the less than straightforward answer, but all I can say is we've done a lot of experimentation with our own programming, and we've had some good and bad runs in there, but I know that we're moving in a good direction, and can see clear improvements in how the membership as a whole is progressing.