I keep seeing people saying over and over again something along the lines of (choose your pick):
- They have huge problems trying to balance the classes
- This class is OP, this isn't fair, there is no class balance
- They can't add this, or that to the game, that would make balancing the classes much harder
Well... I'm sorry, but to me, who has played this game since early beta, it is extremely obvious that balancing the game isn't Blizzard intention at all... and I'm PERFECTLY FINE with that. I like it that way.
People would only get bored if through all 4 expansions rogues always topped the meters, if class X always could be relied on to have a good representation in high pvp rankings etc.
They purposefuly and intentionally shake around the balance every content patch so people keep on being engaged in the game. They change things up and make things interesting again to avoid people from getting stuck in a rut. Suddenly Warriors are OP in PvP, suddenly they're absolutely worthless in PvP ... it changes almost every content patch which classes are strong or weak, even in PvE, while in PvP it's much easier to notice.
So please... when you're talking about WoW, stop using the word "balance". Class balance has never been the intention or goal... shaking things up and re-ordering the class hierarchy every content patch is what has kept this game going for so long. It's not a coincindence that suddenly some classes are so powerful and others aren't, and Blizzard through all the expansions has pretended her nose bleeds and that everything is fine... Balance would ruin the game and make people bored.