Would much rather see an enslaved Ethereal as a non combat pet that has the ability to transmorg/mod gear.
Make it the reward for doing an extensive quest chain for the Ethereal themselves in which you must catch a Ethereal traitor that sports a T-Rex mount.
(the mount would be the actual reward but the traitor would be chained to it thus allowing Xmorg and w/e)
It'd be pretty cool, but I'd understand if they wanted to keep reforge on the go as a money sink. Engineering does have a lot of nice little perks, and not to mention basically the most useful raid utility abilities.
Still, considering the style and class of our favorite butler, I could see him getting a visual upgrade just because that's the kind of dresser he is.
you got a ah in the city in padaria, now you want a jeves with reforge aswell, some other proffesion should get it, like maybe lw, on leather mail gear, and bs, tail on their respective gear, or inscription could do it.
By making it so every swing hits and balancing the damage around that.
It's really very simple to remove the base dodge/parry/miss nonsense, and from a video game point of view makes little sense anyway. If you're standing behind a stationary target and stab at it with a knife, how likely are you to actually miss? This is crap from tabletop RPGs. It's got no place in a modern, real-time computer game.
Replace the boring "mandatory" stats with more interesting stats. Critical hit damage, bonuses to specific abilities (shammy gets 1% searing totem damage, hunter gets 1% serpent sting), damage reduction. There is a lot of opportunity there for interesting gear choice, rather than just "get item, reforge/gem/enchant item, wear".
Unfortunately avoidance mechanisms are necessary from the view of the tank, and so have a place in the game.
Straight up damage reduction and self healing is all that would be left otherwise, and that would be far less interesting.
My two unlikely requests if they added a new "Jeeves" with reforging.
1) Name him Geoffrey, after the Butler on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
2) Let the Engineer who dropped him retain 1% of the money spent on repairs and mats when others use the bot. It would be nice for engineering to have a way to make money after the first patch of the expansion, and this would help a little. Unlikely, but it would be nice!