I would have gone with guys that had a great deal of success elsewhere and would change TNA for the better.
But that being said, the Hardy's leaving and the situation surrounding this doesn't bother me too much.
Anthem had never run a pro wrestling company before and they said themselves that the reason the negotiations started late was because there was an issue with transferring data or legal responsibility from Dixie's company to Anthem.
So I expect in the future contract negotiations will start earlier, long before the contracts expire, and without that talent holding a belt.
Also, about the low balling, that might be a positive sign, it might not be low balling at all. Perhaps, unlike Dixie, Anthem understood that they couldn't afford the Hardys. That would be a huge positive for this company if they have that kind of management team.