The biggest buff to Rage/Focus was the nerf to Stun Bubbles. The biggest nerf to Rage/Focus was the buff to snipers. The intrinsic changes to Rage/Focus were minimal. In the immediate run, Rage/Focus should have a field day as the availability of good snipers is extremely limited.
Snipers newfound mobility and entrench killing smashes damage makes them a very hard counter to smashers yeah.