I have heard this rumor—and that is all it is, a rumor—that this change in the Goo after crashes is part of a move to dynamic Goo movement. I ticketed this rumor (as well as the crazy Goo locations) and received the following via Izam:
I am writing in regards to the trouble ticket about the goo areas. I am pleased to inform you that this issue will be fully resolved in the next patch. Also, after the next server reset it will reset the goo areas and they will be back to normal at that time.
---No guild. No fame.
Gorran is my name.