Following my post about R71 CCMA changes, I have to say I did not manage yet to find any details about alleged simplified user experience.
Instead, I have found out CCMA R71 prerequisites have been changed. CCMSE R71 is now the prerequisite, which was not the case before. CCMSE certification was only recommended, not required, for CCMA R65. Here is the document describing the requirements, pdf only.
This is a logical step after Check Point discontinued CCSE plus certification. Yet candidates need to be aware that they will have to get one more certification before going to CCMA exams.