I'm not even trying to be ornery, but I don't understand Ghostcrawler's logic with this comment:
So by removing Blade Flurry completely players will now be more likely to swap to Combat for what reason? It certainly won't be PVP, where both other specs already outperform Combat. Now with Mutilate having better single target, and multi-target DPS, what does Ghost Crawler expect players to "swap to combat" for? Nothing?Yes. Combat had just become "swap on cleave fights only." A cleave advantage is fine, but it was too far off.
And also, I was playing Combat prior to 4.0.6 because our Guild Leader wanted the Savage Combat debuff (we had two other Mutilate Rogues), and when 4.0.6 came out and the 5% increase to Vitality (the same "buff" we're receiving to compensate the loss of Blade Flurry) came out, my guild mates and I laughed at the fact that it didn't even give me a 1% damage increase on our parses. And this was with the accompanying buffs to Revealing Strike and Main Gauche that we got in that same patch. 5% to Vitality by itself won't make a difference at all. I just don't understand the thought process behind this change at all.