Yes it is. Removing these silly wide front wings would reduce the occurrence of punctures resulting from marginal racing incidents, e.g Perez and Ricciardo in India.
The wings also just happen to make the cars look like silly toys.
the reason we had all these punctures can be attributed 80% to only a handful of drivers (grosjean/perez/maldonado i.e the GP2 bunch) and in some cases experienced drivers taking silly risks (i.e alonso-raikkonen suzuka)
the reason RW was reduced was to reduce the wake and front wing increased to give more DF to overtake ... or atleast that was the intention. i admit the endplates are causing more punctures than previous years, but it's not only due to the FW alone, brundle seemed to comment that the tire-walls have become thinner compared to early 2000's and causing more punctures with mere touch. i really have to problem if they shorten/widen FW or do without it cause when watching a race, i tend to concentrate on race, not the FW
all those people (mostly Red fans) jumping in the idea that a major aero tweak will somehow reduce the dominance of RB must be trippin on something powerfull. it'll affect all cars, not only RB, and if anyone can claw back aero loss, it's RB and macca for that matter. also people are touting new Engine as some sort of 'Deux Ex Machina', well this day and age of CAD design, with a given dimenison and material and boost pressure, all engines will come out more or less the same (like 2006, renault was a bit low on juice, but that was mitigated ). if any manufacturer gains a potential 2-3% advantage over power , FIA will step in to equalize it any way. so it'll come down to reliability and Fuel economy, again 2 areas renault engines are slightly ahead of the others , not to mention drivability and tunability. renault powerplant has the most flexible torque map of the 4 engines available. people are counting out renault from this engine war, but it'd be unwise to do so. and with cosworth gone,majority of the field will run renault plant, STR is in talks with renault to supply Renault engine from 2014 according to some reports. marrusia is also considering switching to renault. so they'll have plenty of data to work with, more so than ferrari.