I am sorry my wording was rushed, there are many times when you have to advise another player when you want to lift your ball, to identify, to see if the ball is embedded or in an animal hole etc. that is why the rule was changed to save time.
Yep. How often does really happen though in reality. I can't remember the last time my ball was embedded, let alone in an animal hole. Certainly won't make an significant changes to the speed of play.
It is a good change though.