I had a golden patches so I DE'd it for the extra dust, that's about it. Still have a reg patches now, though.
I did the same thing. Knew the day would come when they would nerf that sucker and got rewarded for it. I would argue that the card is still fantastic in any pirate deck. It's probably not worth running a pirate package in most aggro/tempo decks. So OP, if you like pirate decks (I've had a blast with some pirate weapon buff decks), he's worth keeping but otherwise you may as well DE him and recraft later if you want him.