Saw some things referencing Tank AoE damage not affecting CC. Any word on if this will apply to any other AoE? I know I'd like to be able to cast Death Field with my Sorc and not break CC...
I doubt it. Tanks worry about Threat gen, positioning, and proper timing of cooldowns. Making the new AoE smart for them makes sense.
DPS on the other hand focus on one thing only, and that's DPS. It's the least mentally taxing role to play in any MMO, and keeping your DPS up without breaking CC is part of your job.
At least with these new changes, a tank can much more easily pull packs of mobs away from CC so that the DPS can AoE unhindered.