This thread is either like the bandmate/flame combo where the flames and arguments never end and are going on perpetually.
Or this thread is like the pinball powerup where the subject is bouncing everywhere and people are rebounding the same arguments over and over again and the subject often gets derailed.
I feel like there really isn't anything more that can be said in this thread. We pretty much wrote an entire book on why flame nerfing was bad and covered every little detail and HMX has gotten the feedback now. The last 4-5 pages just had been a repeat of the same arguments that have little to do with balance and more to do with random statistics on who cares about the game. I think all we can do is wait by either not playing blitz or learn to live with the changes until at least the tournament is over or until HMX decides to re balance the powerups again which I have a strong feeling they will.