No other class has been nerfed as much as priest. Priest is my favorite class, but blizz should just delete them. Players cried when there was a strong win condition, so they got rid of Raza. Then they cried about combo, so no more face damage with mind blast. Then they cried about Reno effects, so Velen got removed. Then they cried about resurrect spells, which were viable win conditions, so no more rez. Now they are crying because games take too long after nerfing or rotating every single win condition priest has ever had. This is getting ridiculous, especially as the healing, silence and removal portions of class identity get carved up to other classes. At this point, warlock and demon hunter look more like classic control priest decks than priest does now.
I honestly think they wanted to nerf the class anyway to force people into the shadow priest wincon that’s coming next expansion. I don’t think the complaining alone is why all these cards got nerfed. People complain about lots of cards but Blizzard stands firm on not nerfing quite a few of them, like Tickatus. I think Blizzard finally realized that they painted themselves into a corner with priest & the discover shenanigans, so they finally had to act. The problem was likely to only get worse, seeing as we’re only in the first expansion of a new cycle & the discover was already out of control. Be thankful that palm reading wasn’t touched, because that card will almost certainly become an issue at some point down the line.