Inner Fire I think makes perfect sense. The actual combo card shouldn't be in the classic set. Classic can have support and enablers and stuff. Maybe Malygos, but it is kind of more an enabler of combo. And it is nice for new players to have a goal to collect these cool dragons in the classic set.
Stonetusk boar also makes sense, because it is very basic but with a mechanic that is not supported. So it is just awkward for new players. They are surely considering replacing all cards with charge. They can give aggro other tools for finishing the game if they don't like the mechanic.
This whole thread is just "old good cards must be rotated just cuz". And wow, the overuse of the "limits design space" meme.
It was a mistake for the designer to give he original classic card rotation a name, it makes it sound like it's some special category that needs to be fulfilled every year. In reality, if something is really "such a problem" or truly "has to go", they can just nerf it. I'm sure they'll fulfill the desires of the designated whiners and knock a couple out, but there hasn't been decent reasoning for any rotation at all. I especially love the idea that doing damage and winning sometimes goes against the Priest healing identity, haha. "Just plain broken", which is why priest just keeps dominating the meta with those Inner Fire decks, lol.
Mind Control Tech, lol
Come on guys. . .
Add "I loathe card XYZ so these have to go" and you might have the perfect description.
If control/combo decks can have access to Neutral Taunts/Heals/Rush options, then Aggro should have access to Neutral Chargers.
The meta game isn't even dominated by aggro. Face Hunter made ONE appearance in the meta, the literal first time its been relevant since like, 2016, and that was only because Rogue and Shaman were top of the meta. A class who has always been weak to aggro and a Shaman deck that didn't have tons of AOE/Healing for once, which also proved to be a good match up for Face Hunter to win against.
Other than that, Aggro hasn't really been a thing. Stop trying to take tools away from it, we don't need another snorefest meta where the only viable decks are greedy decks making infinite value while having enough Taunts/AOEs to curb stomp aggro while getting there, like the Deathknight metas. Hearthstone panders heavily towards Value/Control decks as is and has been for a long time. Aggro hardly gets anything nowadays, it doesn't need what few things it has, taken away.
Face Hunter is literally a Tier 1 deck right now. Hunter has three Tier 1 decks at the moment.
And as the basic set for Priest is already extremely weak, getting rid of Divine Spirit and in the meantime making Inner Fire pointless, means Priest needs some replacement cards to be able to keep up. Otherwise Priest needs to get heavily OP cards every expansion to even get somewhere in that current meta.