I agree. In my opinion it's unfair. TMS events create history. A few years ago players had to win 6 matches to claim TMS title. Today (for top-8) it's sth like Int Series Event.
Oh, 56 players, okay. But still to less.
And the much funnier thing is: This tournament starts even today with the 1st 4 singles matches, so they really have enough time to play all the matches. So 8 players more will be nice.