Honestly, it took me a little bit of playtime to get used to the fact I had to hit SP before channeling. A few times I had to stop channeling because I'd started without SP. Then.... like any decent or rather even average player... I learned how to play. Once you learn the mechanic it is a positive to have the lifesteal apply throughout the channel, but bad players just couldn't learn to play, so instead they come on here and cry and get us nerfed.
Good job baddies.