With shadowflame being removed from affliction/destro, Howl of Terror/Deathcoil/Shadowfury all made mutually exclusvie in one talent tier and soulburn being stripped from Destro and Demo, I was really counting on affliction having Soulburn fear because it really looked like that was the only way any of these specs would have anywhere close to adequate peels. I just find myself contantly trained while being kept snared and any hard casts easily countered with stuns/silences/interrupts in beta.
The newest patch takes the cooldown off of soulburn, which soulburn fear would obviously have to be removed from soulburn in that case. However, this is completely the wrong direction for soulburn. Soulburn simply should not be competing with haunt in a resource system. Picking between having gimped dps or gimped utility isn't fun.
Soulburn should just have a cooldown, have its soulshard cost removed, have soulburn: fear given back, and frankly Demo and Destro still really need to have soulburn as well.