I've been on vacation for a bit so I didn't get around to seeing this thread until this morning.
I am no longer associated with the Balance Team or Gear Balance for a variety of reasons -- one of them being that I'm just not as available as I used to be.
As for the other parts of this discussion, I decline to comment.
i agree with bon3 its not a hard class to play at all and doesnt even need to have a skill player to play wtf you guys all talking about. look at every DK pvp all they do is rebuff and wait for that fcken OP killer Combo run then rinse and repeat skill cap class?