The monk class right now is almost entirely broken, and it all centers around EP pullbot spam follower build types.
Remove EP entirely and the monk class with be absolutely nothing, because in essence we have absolutely nothing else for any significant playability. You remove EP and blizzard will be absolutely forced to see that monks are so beyond broke it isn't funny.
That's the sad reality of the situation. Unfortunately many don't see the problem that EP presents.
I would rather lose one GG skill...but gain a lot of other comparable skills in return (being reworked).
Even thought SSS got a slight buff...it's still not end game worthy. Same for LTK or WoL. Where are our big spenders heavy hitters at is they perform on low to mid Torment levels...take them up to T5/T6 and you are left with EP as your main damage dealer.
I remain hopeful that Monk will again at some point be balanced as a class...until then the choices are at T6
1. Pull/zDPS slave
2. Double Unity
3. Some kind of Rainment build that gives you a headache/motion sickness b/c they fail to realize that using DS to trigger a proc is a joke
4. Perfect rolls on gear and struggle to clear as fast as other GG geared classes
5. Exploited gimmicky builds based on bugged items (Frosties), OP item (Furnace) and an item so rare we wonder if it exists (Rhimeheart)
or play at T4 and below...sadly that's where most are these days if you refuse to use cyclone/palm