Mages were toned down. A lot. The necessary ability was hit and it was done without affecting PvE. Huzzah, yay, and go dev team. I'm actually exceedingly grateful; I was growing increasingly defeatist as to their attitude towards the forums.
Warriors got nerfed. Sure, their initial burst is still wtf powerful and they have been reduced to a one-button-two-minute class, but that's workable. This can be approached in further hotfixes and patches. You can't change too much at a time, especially not with hotfixes. It has to be a gradual change, and this was a step in the right direction.
Death Knights were buffed. Yes, even though it wasn't mentioned in the patch notes, the 15% healing nerf had a very important side-effect: Necrotic Strike is now that much stronger. Necrotic Strike does not enjoy much popularity, and this will definitely help it.
And finally, healing was nerfed. Do I think this was needed? Yes and no. Poor player that I am, I still have trouble burning down a paladin in a timely manner, but that's as much due to their CC kit as their healing. Druids were okay, their mobility was a motherfu-
What do you mean I can't say that on the forums?
Fine. They mobility was strong, and this won't fix that. On the other hand, it drives Mistweavers, Disc Priests, Holy Priests, hybrid classes and, most importantly, my new class: Monks, further into the ground.
I've seen people espouse the idea of baby steps, yet there's still outrage. This was a full on adult stride that hit 75% of its intended targets (three necessary changes, one flop). Why are we not celebrating that they finally seem to care?
CHAMPAGNE, YOU INGRATES, CHAMPAGNE. If we show the responsible devs a party, maybe they'll come back.