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I had no idea what the new stuff was like, my only experience is briefly with a 501CM. I assumed they'd kept the similar philosophy, but your descriptions sound pretty off putting. But, let's see... I wonder if this is related to the new Zeiss ILC lenses mentioned?
Well... film cameras like the 500 series are like many other film cameras from that day, like bricks. Once you make a digital camera, you need to compensate for all the new internals, so the camera becomes plastic. Hasselblad partnered with Fuji to make the H series, and Fuji makes all the lenses too.
I am not sure if Zeiss is precluded to working on a project like this given their alliance with Sony.
Keep in mind the H series was developed initially as just a film camera so I don't think the design can be chalked up to being due to digital. Many who used Hasselblad thought it quite sacriligous at the time to abandon the square format in exchange for 645. The classic V/ 500 series goes back over 50 years! What an enduring concept.