Two completely different abilities that just happen to share the same name.
Actually it would, because (as I mentioned in the Demon Hunter class thread) there would be a few tattoos to choose from. Also Druids are one of the most popular classes in the game, so quite a few people don't mind having the same armor over the course of the leveling process.The armor issue? Deconstruct is a good idea. But it still leaves the class sharing one of the druids flaws. That they don't change their visual appearance, they don't get to change their look or show off their gear. Nor does it readily hook into Gems or Enchants or transmog.
Because its not a Battle Mage.Resource and combat mechanics can be developed from scratch so that it can end up very different in feel. But the problem is you still end up with class that either fills a niche already filled (the issue GC brought up) or isn't a WC3 Demon Hunter.
And you said it yourself:
Well I structured my DH class as more of a battle-mage type of class.
Why not simply call it a BattleMage?