Which is what I was doing...waiting. Since I don't have access to the code that produces the numbers, anything you, I, or anyone else could provide would merely be anecdotal evidence, not "proof" in the strict sense of the word.
Part of the reason I stayed out of it was the rampant "this is proof!!!one!11!" and the name-calling (not point fingers, but it was there, and ample). I read the posts, looked at the numbers, and had people been only saying "from what I see, it appears that this has changed and is missing from the changelog...can we get a stardock or ironclad rep to check this out?" I'd have freely joined.
But that's me. When it's left that what people are saying is opinion and anecdotal information, I happily join debates. I get funny about semantics when debating. Just ask anyone I work with... lol
Edited to add: I'm actually glad it was confirmed that Hard AI is getting a boost...I thought I was going a tad crazy when it's coming at me with Heavy Cruisers before I can even get a 3rd planet under my control. lol (yes! I lose to Hard AQI!