Sry i have to disagree :D ... they learned from Patches (Patches = Recruit a 1/1 Charge) and he is disgustingly Powerful. I don`t think you could add a early game Recruit mechanic without breaking the Game (many Decks simply lack Options in early Stages of the Game). By now i think the same people who create Shitposts about PowerCreep will create Shitposts about non perfect Stat minion the next expansion lul. Wait for Release play it than raise your Fork to the Sky.
Recruite does not fit into Decks we play right now but the Value you "could" get is insane. Many Player forget that Blizzard is pushing tons of survival / anti aggro tools this expansion sooo maybe just maybe the meta will slow down so recruite has time to play the value game. For example that new 8 mana 3/5 taunt of druide is insane (it looks like shit BUT) you draw 2 lower value cards from your deck (injured Blademaster / Ooze that new 4 mana taunt) = more Bodys you can bonemare and more stuff you can revive with Hydronox and you increase the chance of drawing more expensive stuff.