this isn't a stealth change, been like this on beta for a long time
That's wonderful for beta testers, but there's been little mention of this on community sites, forums, etc, and no official word in patch notes or blue posts pre-4.0.3a. Pretty stealthy to me.
if the patch notes listed EVERY change every time there was any change to anything, the patch notes would read like war and peace. the data was out there and available, on the prof forums, the beta forums and in the data bases of places like wowhead. Just because someone didn't call you at your house doesn't mean they were trying to hide it from you to spite you.