Just checked the meta (Americas) on HSreplay and I have to say. The diversity of the classes (8 Classes!!) in Tier 1 and 2 is the best I have seen in a long time. Now the meta has not settled yet post mini set but I do hope that it will stay like this.
Shaman got a good card draw and a gigantic buff in Wailing Vapor. That card is easily 5 stars, the new Tunnel Trogg. It's sad that the good Shaman deck is another aggro, though. I wish it would be a control deck.
Objectively, it's much better so far (though meta hasn't settled yet). Subjectively, it's still uninteresting for me, because Warlock got weaker. None of the new cards helped him and Mutanus the Devourer gave slower decks a counter to Tickatus (Priest especially). Team 5 most likely decided that Warlock shouldn't be anything more than a meme in standard.
Is this thread a joke? It is nice to see Shaman return and I've been playing Shaman, but this is not a good meta.
The only good thing about this meta is that if you are Shaman and draw well, the games are fun.
And if you are Shaman in the mirror match, hope you go first.
My experience on ladder (as Shaman) is either I run into a competitive matchup (Warrior, Hunter) or the mirror (yay!) or I run into the very unlucky Druid or Warlock. Supposedly I should lose against Demon Hunter but my deck runs Lightning Bloom so I may have inappropriate early turns.