Thrudh, my dear friend, you have failed to see the point of this thread.
It is to inspire hate in those very same people that, as the OP has put it;
"The lack of uproar over nerfs that appear to be going live in the pass tells me that people are distracted or not realizing the full extent of them, or not reading lam forums. "
Instead of allowing people to form their own opinion based on their own personal experiences with the new enhancements it is to promote hate of the new system from a hateful point of view.
But if you have a glass is half full outlook on everything then you will only see that everything is half full. Must be a horrible way to live and play a game.