I strongly disagree that the new talent system is "dumbed down".
There used to be many more talents to select but not really more than a couple of real choices, and those "choices" usually had next to no impact on how you played.
I'll take 4-6 real talent options with more meaningful glyphs over a screen full of mandatory talents any day. In WotLK I could go a whole patch without changing anything as a prot pally, now there's hardly a boss in ToT where I use exactly the same talents and glyph combos.
I can't say I like lfr or all the dailies but end game hm raiding is as good as ever imo.