So while I was at work today, I came across this thread. I felt very compelled to get my piece in on this, since Unholy Blight has always bothered me as a 51 point talent, for several reasons.
Here's the short story (which just about everyone agreed with I think), and if you're so inclined, the long story as well. Keep in mind, I also bring up the argument that not only do we have to spend several GCDs to gain AOE threat, and have to deal with the target cap of pestilence, but we're the only tanking class without access to an AOE taunt. This means that it's DOUBLY important to let every single spec have access to essential and effective AOE tanking tools, tools that unholy blight was holding the monopoly on in the AOE threat department.
If you take some time to look over the thread and my arguments, I think you'll agree. Apparently, the devs agree as well.
In fact, it looks like they'll be implementing several of my suggestions for future changes very shortly. Here is the main list of things coming.
Things that I've been harping for especiallly lately, with factual and informed posts to back them up include:
-- Death Coil, Frost Strike, Death and Decay damage increased. (Look at any of my recent damage tests and feedback posts, including the UB thread, as well as posts on this blog)
-- Bloody Strikes and Scent of Blood swapped places. (feedback source) (This is so that other trees like frost can access it for better RP generation via tanking, for more Frost strikes)
-- Double rune abilities damage increased: Obliterate, Howling Blast, Scourge Strike, Death Strike. (feedback source)
-- Unholy Blight no longer causes Blood Plague, but had its cooldown removed. (feedback source)
-- Pestilence has no target limit. (It still has a radius limit.) Pesilence glyph now increases area. (feedback source)
-- Frost Presence now grants 10% total health in addition to its current bonuses. (feedback source)
Among others that I'm sure we'll see implemented soon. :) The rest of the changes that are coming are just gravy.
I love Blizzard. They actually listen if you have a good argument.