From what I've gathered the problem was that the warlock dev announce the Chaos Bolts nerf before it was officially announced. Adding to that he discussed and expressed warlocks reducing in pvp viability due to this nerf on a 3rd party public forum.
So message here is that, devs that try to do good and improve the game and represent it's players concerns are fired at the end of the day.
We don't know the details here and this is all speculation, but even if it went down like this, you can't have individual class designers violating NDAs and conducting an independent policy and trash talking coworkers. The company has to act in unison and with a single voice. Mind you, Blizz needs to communicate better than they do, and the fact that players latch on to these sorts of back channels demonstrates the problems with the present policy. This guy probably wasn't a hero at all, but starts looking pretty good to players who have nothing else to latch on to.
Oh if there was an NDA, then yeah, nvm on him being awesome. I was under the assumption it was just "hush hush" similar to what they're doing to Mages atm. Not a single word of this has escaped their mouths since they implemented them, almost like they thought we wouldn't realize how bad they are.
Also, yeah, the fact that we get more information from MMO-Champ (cuz it's next to impossible to find the patch notes/hotfixes here on their website), and forums is pretty ridiculous.
I honestly don't get this. How hard can it be? How many more re-iterations, how many more threads and how many more people do we have to get to contribute to this for them to know that, we're dead serious about mages not being fun to play with?
Why does this have to be so hard? We don't want damage buffs, we don't want buffs of any other sorts, we wouldn't mind being a little bit low on numbers and damage. We JUST want to HAVE FUN. Why is making something more fun again so damn hard? Why oh why...?
Have you SEEN Priest L90 talents? I'm actually loving them so much that I'm tempted to level my Priest from 85 to 90 just to play with them. Sadly, leveling has never been more boring. I still prefer classic Vanilla 1-60 than 85-90.
Also, twice they've gone back on their words. "Ranged should be penalized for Moving", except if you're a Warlock or Hunter (and somewhat a Shaman), and "Talents aren't meant to be damage buffs", except when it's made to allow Mages to pull competitive/viable DPS in the most boring possible way. (IW isn't boring, but it makes you unviable)