What I find particularly disgusting about this "balance" patch is its timing. They hold all of the qualifiers and regional tournaments to find the top players based on a specific set of cards and then effectively remove one of the most common decks right before the main event? How different would the lineup for Blizzcon be if this patch was made months ago?
As an avid viewer of competitive HS, I am extremely disappointed in their lack of integrity to their own tournament... you do not see Valve putting out a major balance patch right before TI--even SC2 made an effort to take the current WCS season into account before pushing balance patches. It cheapens the quality of the tournament, and I wish they would reconsider their timing until AFTER the tournament.