im for it... probably because i never had much issue with it being rocks in the first place... im for it because of its new responsiveness AND random nature... after playing with it today i was pleased with how it did not immediately scream out "HEY look! squishy sage this way!"
So, as a general rule, you think its a good idea if combat animations dont show you who is attacking you? Sorry but that is just silly and shortsighted for the game as a whole.
People who wanted the burst no matter what would have sworn up and down that junk chunking was the best animation and the most jedi-like thing they had ever seen, even if it magically pulled up kitchen sinks and pink elephants. Now we are going to see the same level of support for junk in animation for this new project that we see for pebblestorm. Even fewer people are going to like it.