You might be thinking to yourself... these are a select few individuals that surround themselves in the Sc2 scene, do research, stay caught up on the meta-game, etc, etc. No, there are normal players within the Sc2 community that have similar understandings of the game yet are Silver, Gold, Plat or Diamond level.
If people on here bash others when they talk about balance because they're low ranked, look at some of the commentators or show hosts. What makes them any better? Why are they allowed to freely discuss balance and myself, not? Just because they can wear a nice suit, have a rich vocabulary and are hired by tournament staff to cast makes them any more skilled than your average joe? Their level of play is identical to thousands of players.
Also, before anyone tries to start a flame war on this. I love TB and I enjoy JP. In fact, there isn't any Sc2 personality I dislike.