This expansion is amazing. Great reprint, and pay 1 mana for 2 health. I'm glad they're pushing Pirate's again to counter the greedy Reno stuff.
How is Reno greedy? Highlander Mage isn't even very popular.
He is most likely talking about Wild, where Reno decks are all Tier 2 and Pirate Warrior has been Tier 5 for over a year now.
Pirate Warrior might have been very unpopular during unnerfed Patches days, but afterwards in Wild it became actually a liked deck, particularly because it is skill intensive (restrictive playstyle - only smorc, essentially no hero power). So I am happy that it is back :).