If that happens im going to reroll or quit. Blizzard ruined the feral druid spec by turning it into a cheap rogue clone and I am not letting Bioware do the same with the smuggler. Whats the point in having more classes if they all are pretty much the same?
Changes are needed, but giving the class an ability everyone else has is just fail IMO.
I was being sarcastic, but I get your point. If we get our opening nerfed so severely, they HAVE to give us some way of not being kited to death. Whether that's a gap closer, combining our vanish with a cleanse and lowering cd (talented), or something else. I guarantee with the proposed nerfs and no compensation operatives/scoundrels will go from least played class to NOT AT ALL PLAYED class.