I don’t play every class, but the changes to the classes I do play are mostly for the worse. I have a capped Shadow Priest that I just can’t stand to play (I like it for flavor reasons, but I couldn’t take it anymore). A 110 mage that I’m not excited about because of scaling, and this paladin, that I’m hoping will keep me at least somewhat engaged.
Mob density makes it really hard to kite in the open world so I figured I might as well just face tank. I hope it doesn’t turn out disappointing, I’m about to the part where my gear will start sucking soon so I guess I’ll know if I’m back in or not once I get this girl capped and geared up out of the suck.
On paladins specifically, I felt they were fun and easy in MoP and most of their changes were positive going into WoD. Like eliminating that mini buff you had to always have up but only lasted 30 seconds or whatever, that’s the kind of pruning I can get behind.
I feel like I still have a kit but I no longer have a ranged execute, my run speed was replaced with a useless mount up for 5 seconds ability, buffs are weird now, I can’t consecrate without a talent, but I guess at least my new wings look cool and my class mount is now a ram since I’m a dwarf. I never used the horse because it was a horse, I’m glad they noticed and thought to change it, I wish they’d do more flavorful things instead of just getting rid of abilities, the “too many buttons” issue was solved to my satisfaction between MoP and WoD.
It’s almost like they want you to be able to play it on a controller or something. I tried FFXIV that way and wasn’t super impressed. I’m not the best keyboard warrior out there, but these games kind of make that necessary.
On a final note, at least I’m not binding every single spare key on my keyboard anymore, at one point a long time ago it was getting rough keeping things straight. But of course they overkilled on the pruning, so I can see why people aren’t having fun. Shadow lost so much when the artifact weapon went away (dispersion specifically should still heal), I didn’t play this character when legion was live so I have no idea what I’m probably missing out on.