Surprise, the panel of "ideas for improved abilities between 91-100" included an 'amped up' Chakra. And of course by amped up we mean here's a 15 second cooldown which addresses absolutely shit-all about the problems with the ability itself.
During the Q&A session, Ghostcrawler was asked about it as sort of a P.S. of another question and while I don't have a transcript, he said something to the effects of "We've always sort of liked the idea of you're really awesome at one thing like this, and awesome at another thing but that doesn't seem to work out for us"
Which is a horrible bastardizarion, forgive me for having a shoddy memory, feel free to post a real transcript if you'd like. But it's at least comforting to know that even Greg acknowledges their pet project of enforcing stances as something that isn't really working out and needs fixing.
Also did anyone hear if they answered my state of mana question? I was too busy trying not to lock up completely to dedicate it to memory.