Al Lutz, that tireless (yet often tiresome) Disney park chronicler, has posted a little explanation on the new changes to Pirates of the Caribbean, what with the new movie tie-ins and all. (Spoilers in that link, Capn.) After reading through it, it appears to me that things don't seem as egregiously hacky as it could've been. That's a relief.
Also a relief is the news that the lame-o 1997 revisionist "Pirates chase food, not women" angle has indeed been purged, mostly in favor of more Jack Sparrow fun. I find that tradeoff more than acceptable.