I am merely acknowledging the fact that Yes a shuriken COULD be used in melee range. You are basicaly saying No you cant. Arguement done... Back to Warcraft....
First off, the original argument you interjected yourself into was whether or not one could effectively throw a shuriken at a target within a range of 2 feet. Which, for the record, could not be done.
Next, you came into argue that a ninja could best a fully armed and geared samurai in close quarters combat wielding a poop covered throwing star, which is ludicrous.
Finally, using a shuriken in melee doesn't mean it would be effective. Taking a weapon that wasn't originally intended to kill someone, and then using it in a different fashion isn't going to make it more potent, it's going to diminish it's value.
So, I agree, the argument can be done, because you've got nothing to stand on.
Shuriken Toss creating a smoother/easier/more enjoyable rotation then mutilate, while still doing the same DPS....
This is not a time to nerf shuriken toss.. its a time to fix the fundamental problems with assassination and other specs that suffer from the same problems. While they could add a minimum range to shuriken toss.. but if they fix energy cost or energy regen... shuriken toss wouldnt be needed and a minimum range would be trivial. I read in the beta patch notes that they wanted to reduce the ramp up period for a rogue so that he dosnt have to spend all day getting ready for a burst that can be countered by 1 stun... However, rogues still require significant ramp up. Instead of ramping up 4 different 5 combo point abilities then burst in 4.3... i must spend the same amount of time to ramp up 2...5 combo point abilities, then pool enough energy to get a full burst... My energy is the ramp up now.. not my finishers... The only reason shuriken toss is even CLOSE to viable is because of how LOW it costs to cast.
Adding a minimum range to shuriken toss isn't a nerf. It's a quick fix to make sure it is used in the manner it was intended to be.
You've done nothing to show there is a true problem with the other abilities, but you have shown that Shuriken Toss can be used in a method that contradicts the intention behind implementing it. Therefore, you cannot reasonably assume it should result in a buff to the class, rather than a "fix" to Shuriken Toss.