Soul leech is also no longer going to heal us but be a shield. Not enough info yet on whether this shield has an ignite style, blood DK style, is dispellable, etc. It will however not heal you if you need to lifetap or whatever so we are STILL at the mercy of healers to simply just dps even when taking no damage in 2/3 specs.
Being the 3rd lowest or 2nd lowest class in representation depending on bracket while the other 2/3 lowest classes get huge buffs while we take nerfs...recipe for disaster in 5.2 pretty clearly.
Yes blood fear needed to change but so did a great many other things which were mostly buffs or at least mechanics changes that would be buffs in pvp (but not pve). None of those happened just hte nerfs.
TLDR = They took away the belt but didn't give us suspenders...thus for 5.2 we are stuck w' our pants down and melee standing right behind us.