First of all, would you please be so kind as to read up on guardian changes before making character attacks? There are few things i find more irksome than people who reflexively accuse others of 'creating panics', without reading up on things themselves, and without apparently knowing what the most important differences between guards vs. wardens are. Because, secondly, can you please explain to me why it is not pertinent to make this comparison, given that it always used to be the case that the former class had it easier to generate threat bc it needed time for bpe+heals, while being the best AoE threat generator, whereas the latter class had largely passive defenses but inferior threat generation, and fairly weak AoE capabilities? Now, I'll readily admit that I don't know for certain that it is the case that shield attacks cannot be bped, but pretty much every comparison except the debuff/heal one seem to me quite defensible: Guardians are getting no-damage threat skills; wardens are not; guardians have multiple threat copy+20% skills, whereas we have one; guard skills have at least double the max_targets of DC. All of these things are facts that are easily verified, and yet all you offer is an utterly unsubstantiated "I have no sympathy for disingenuous comparison". To sum up: it would behoove you to retract your uninformed, contrarian blather, as well as your use of that 'I'm the voice of reason'
Look, I have the same concerns as most of you. I really do. I'm concerned about the lack of leeches, and what happened to all the pure threat we got from our Gambits. I'm concerned about relying on javelins for ranged aggro. I'm concerned about spamming a clicky skill and how that will work, and with our buff durations. What I don't have sympathy for is disingenuous comparisons and misleading information leading to panic. THAT is something that hasn't changed in years on these forums, and it has never been as bad as it's made out on here.