While I have been part of the community for 10 years (9 by forum .. ZE player, we don't do forums!), I see alot of people in the new Veterans rank that were the bedrock of the community, pushed us forward, gave their countless hours and managed things during some difficult times to let us all reap the rewards of today. These guys are hero's as much as the Legends are. I think it's a great move to introduce the middle tier rank as the gap was way too large between HG-LG.
There seems to be no difference between the VN/HG, to maintain the Legends rank with Senior Admin abilities, Veterans could have the reduced Admin rank powers we give out to new admins (some only a few months or a year in the community).
Let's not take the pension & respect from our Veterans with the removal of SA powers, we need them as much as we need new members. This is my feedback as a community member as long as them, a part of the countless hours & workload during different years made to SG, and I hope my point is taken on-board to be considered.