That's sort of how I see it, the WoW is already one of the single biggest deal-breakers that currently prevents people from joining or remaining active in the Church long-term and it is only becoming more difficult to sell people on this idea permanently the less isolated members are from the outside world. And now the Church can no longer get away with alienating and excluding nearly as many people as it does as easily as it could in the past due to so many long-time active members losing their testimonies and leaving as well as the trend of smaller families on average. Even though it would definitely be a significant change to go back to interpreting this as more of a suggestion than a commandment I think it would still make sense from a relatively TBM perspective if Church leaders really pay attention to the history of it and what D&C 89 actually says as well as the fact that Jesus himself drank wine according to the Bible.Patrick Mason wrote:“Mormons do not live in cloisters...They go to work and have neighbors who drink a glass of wine with dinner with no obvious adverse effect. They see that a moderate use of these substances do not lead to a life of misery...The nature of technology makes the persistence and cohesiveness of subcultures like Mormonism so much harder to maintain.”
Also in practice it can often come across as excessively judgmental and self-righteous in a way that looks more like the Pharisees than what Jesus, Paul, etc. were orginally trying to teach (Luke 18:10-14, Matthew 15:11, Colossians 2:20-23). However, I'm not sure Church leaders feel any pressure to change it at this point the way they did with practicing polygamy and the racial priesthood ban because many Church members see it as something positive, that they are proud of, etc. so I'm not sure they have ever even seriously considered the possibility of changing it and tried to honestly weigh the possible advantages and disadvantages of changing the way this is currently interpreted and enforced in temple recommend and baptismal interviews and that's why I would be surprised if official changes are made anytime soon.