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They made that change as part of Legacy of the Void
Posted by Legacy, on February 5, 12018 at 11:37:06:

As far as I can tell, they figured something along the lines of, "the first few minutes are just building up until you have ten or twelve workers anyways, so let's just cut out the boring bits and get them right into the action."

(Note: I'm not saying whether or not I agree with it, just that I think that that's what their reasoning was.)