Any changes with FTP since Pearl Abyss took over?

Hello EVE players. Last time I’ve played EvE, maybe 6 months ago, as an FTP on my first try, I couldn’t get my mining ships ( and a lot of high end combat ships) and work on any skills as I’m too high in level so I gave up coming back. Any changes done with this since PA bought the game? As a VERY casual player, I wouldn’t pay to play the game but would wish to at least play my ships if ever they’ve changed some rules in the FTP. I believe skills were locked at certain levels as well which prevents me to use those ships.