The preparation of a guide or individual foum topics collecting player experiences as to how to approach the new changes from the perspective of Kami / Kara, Ranger, Neutral, Marauder would I think stem much of the anxiety. Im sure it would also help staff address balancing issues if the PoVs presented from each side of the table were presnted from the PoV from each group individually crosstalk betwenn the groups.
Also, a little bit of perspective from those who play 2-3 hours a day versus those that play all night.... and those who view freedom as a core value versus those who feel freedom is anathema... and those who view Lore as immutable rules versus those who treat it as a story... and those who feel the future should be a repeat of the past versus those who feel Atys should evolve and change...
While this patch has been mostly mechanics, I think that all changes need to account for a wide variety of viewpoints. And it seems that the demographics of the test groups and these forums are different than the demographics of the server.... though they are getting closer as more folks get disenfranchised.
---Do not assume that you speak for all just because you are the loudest voice; there are many who disagree that simply have no desire to waste words on you.