I am thoroughly annoyed by the LB nerf, though. It's so blatantly PvP, and it will affect my Druid play style in PvE. The bloom effect made it fun. To refresh or to bloom? And the mana increase? What? Just WHY? See, these mana changes are pissing me off the most, really. Same happened to the priests I believe. It makes the feel of acquiring new gear and becoming better completely irrelevant, because the devs will be sure to nerf mana somehow so that you still feel like a freshly dinged 85 whenever they think there's, somehow, too much mana.
Then there's the Swipe buff. Druids did not need that. Their AoE threat is more than fine. I'd even argue that after the DK nerf, their threat's close to being the best. That doesn't eliminate their other blatant weaknesses, though. What it does indicate however is that we're slowly moving back to a WOTLK style tanking. Right now, I dunno about you guys, heroics are WOTLK style. We may not AoE that much because it's not as strong as it used to be, but the effect is the same. Is this the intent? Soon we'll see warriors crying about Thunderclap, or Paladins about consecration. And why shouldn't they when DKs get BB without a cooldown and Druids get a three second swipe? On the other hand, glaring issues are being ignored. For example, the DK's ability to pick up adds is quite inferior to those of other classes. Just taking Maloriak's, when healers outaggro Icy Touch threat and they're immune to Death Grip - all he can do is hope they spawn at some proper location. Result: We just use another tank. Similarly, the whole bring the player not the class ideal is completely fucked up. We keep logging alts because we need buff X and buff Y. Not having a Shaman won't fly because you will need Nature Resistance. Not having a Demo lock or Ele shaman won't fly because of that still retarded buff that they bring. Some encounters rely so heavily on AoE that you're better off replacing that Enh shaman of yours, because his AoE suck balls. This is all fine by me, if this were the intent, right now I just feel shafted everytime we relog an alt.
(I am talking heroic encounters, yes).