It really seems like blizzard is listening and communicating and making changes with small to mediocre levels of important things in Shadowlands Alpha. This is a good thing.
What seems to be a problem is their refusal to listen to player feedback regarding a lot of the over all game philosophy and big picture stuff.
Im talking borrowed power, pathfinder, professions, mission tables. Things like that. Stuff Blizzard seems intent on shoving down our throats.
So all this “listening to feedback” because shadowbolt feels too weak, or searing totem doesn’t fit in the rotation is really small potatoes and nothing more than the illusion of choice, or the illusion that they are listening.
Until we see a massive, dramatic shift in core philosophy, I believe things are going to continue to go down hill over all.
I hope I am wrong. I can’t say I am not looking forward to shadowlands at all, because I am. They caved on Torghast timers at least, so there is that.