Going back to 2E Ork personailty would only be an improvement, as "buckets of mostly useless dice" is a pretty crappy "personality" feature for an army. I'e never been too fond of it, and the problem with it and BS 5+ has surely come home to roost in 8E. GW must know they have a massive problem to deal with in writing Codex: Orks*. I hope we at least have some trouble in tearing it apart; assuming we are all open to "new and creative solutions to core issues" for some things.
*No Orks were harmed in the writing of this codex; only Ork players. Some Grots may have "inadvertently" been harmed...allegedly.
Shoota boyz are still quite good. Da Jump to the front, shoota the guys in the back ranks and charge the ones in the front. That way when the scumgrods in the front line withdraw, you don't get your butt handed to you as badly from shooting.
Thats how you kill humies and one of the work arounds for screens.
So the fix is as simple as just including one Weirdboy for each shooty unit? Yaaay!!!