They ruined it, they added some distance to the push and made some erratic animation/fx that makes no sense. The skill that you used to push people back who where chasing you or to knock people off was made 100% to knock people off ledges standing in front of you and it even sucks at that. EA/Bioware developer team is a joke and so is whomever is in charge of it.
I don't understand why a class that's supposed to be ranged got their knockback nerfed. I mean a Sentinel can knock me back 35 meters it seems, then leap to me. Isn't a melee class supposed to keep you close to them?