Warning: Rant Below (commentary concerns EE content and recent changes to DC casting)
Dev's, I want to thank you for allowing me to play my DC caster (wizard) for the last month. It was always a challenge to hit the ridiculous high DC's that EE mobs had, but every time I was able to lay down a bunch of debuffs and then land a spell, it felt like an accomplishment. Sure, I could have played a Shirdai like everyone else, but spamming the same 3 spells over and over, didn't seem like much of a challenge, nor was it any accomplishment.
I played my wizard through U16, even then making it work required a ton of debuffing and proper planning, but with heavy mana usage, it was still somewhat viable. When U17 went live, even my spirit broke, and I shelved my toon, as being a non-contributing member of the party is not my idea of fun. Finally, there was shadowfell, and with +5 dc items, a +5 increase to possible intelligence, the stacking of spell mastery and school focus items, and enervation as a SLA, there was hope again for DC casting. It wasn't perfect, it wasn't no-fail, but with a enervation or other debuff first, and a maximized DC (68 necro dc), you were viable.
So, I promptly TR'd into a Drow, farmed +11 intel gloves, +5 enchant and necro orbs, and all the gear necessary to be a contributing member of EE content once again. For the last month it was grand. Sure, Shirdia casters were still more powerful, and monks have insta-kills and crowd control (stuns) with DC's around 75+, but with work and skill I could fill an invaluable role.
Then U19.2 came along, and for some reason, you guys thought that DC's casters were too uber or something (even though it would take 2 enervations or an energy drain before we cast our FoD for us to compete with a monk), and decided to nerf Spell Mastery back to the pre-U19 days. Its not like it is prevalent, there are only 4 items in the game with the ability, two of which are raid items -- but oh no, a wizard having a DC that is only 7 points below that of a monk, god the world is going to come to an end.
Thank you for letting me enjoy DC casting for at least a month, now I guess it is time to put him back on the shelf and go back to playing my Rogue (w/ monk splash), or my Fighter (w/ monk splash), or maybe I should just TR the wizard into a pure monk, and be a real DC caster... err I mean puncher