Angular 2 was released a couple of months back and a beta version is just a couple of weeks old. Trust me, I can tell your thoughts about this change.
You are probably asking yourself (or actually your computer screen) why on earth would the Angular team make such a huge jump.
After all, you are (or at least you think you are) fine with what you already have in Angular 1.
Interesting article showing how
ng-forward works for integrating angular 2 code styles into angular 1 apps with the idea of slowly upgrading your existing angular 1 apps towards angular 2.
We're still fans of Angular 1 here, so we haven't dived into Angular 2 as much as we would like yet but this will help with that switch.