Miners don’t really have a choice in this scenario, which is kinda the point.
Luke Dashjr

“Miners don’t really have a choice..”

So am I wrong to think of this as a shift from POW consensus? It seems rather contentious, with risks to non-compliant parties and all. If memory serves there wasn’t this issue of compliance with BIP 16 (there was already consensus from all parties, the flag day served simply as a way to force lazy people to update their software), so this wasn’t really an issue.