08/31/2012 01:21 AMPosted by LoveshðckAs a BC, Wrath or Cata bear, you could have completely ignored it and have competed just fine - minus mobility.
Which is often the first point I stripped out of my Bear build to go more hybrid, especially in Wrath.
I could do the entirety of ICC without Feral Charge. Seriously it wasn't that hard and it wasn't that important and you just had to be like a DK or Paladin and move when you needed to move, assuming there was anything to Feral Charge TO in the first place.
It is a utility spell.
A more justified perhaps bait and switch is something like Bladestorm going from a talent that pretty much anyone took as a single spec to a talent that anyone CAN take as any spec. But big CDs like that aren't so much a bother to me, but I'm probably a bit biased since my talented CDs are brand new since there was nothing to snipe out of Boomkin or Resto that could be applied universally. In fact Boomkin had no mega-CD skill at all.
Point being, Feral Charge is utility and now you can choose your brand of utility. Yes prior you could get both but more often than not you only needed one, not the other, if you needed anything at all. Plenty of raiders get away with no movement buffs or sprints (including move speed on boots) and do just fine, the first tier is hardly a concern.