It seems like all of the balance is explicitly making HoT builds progressively worse than PoF. Looking at the balance patches so far and the leaked patches, it seems like the only things getting buffed are the PoF specializations.
From what I can see:
Scrapper = useless
Tempest = nothing vs weaver
Herald = useless except for HK xD
Daredevil = I think thief is dead overall
Reaper = literally a bigger meme than tidepods
Chrono = getting gutted
Druid = getting gutted
Berserker = good
Dragon Hunter = good
Then we have PoF
Holosmith = super flexible dps, absolutely rocking it atm.
Weaver = 46k dps large hitbox.
Renegade = high dps... check... stronk support... check
Scourge = king of wing 5
Mirage = what's dat broken deeps? Oh its a mirage
Soulbeast = yeah this one is just good, versatile and dependable.
Fire brand = talking one of the highest dps specs and one of the strongest future support specs?
Spell Breaker = it's actually almost there strangely, but not quite.
Deadeye = well, I think the uselessness of this spec justifies the op'ness of everything else PoF has.
I don't know, but as far as I can tell it seems that all of the Hot specs are slowly getting trashed while the PoF specs are getting tonnes of love. Do you support this design direction? It seems that a lot of the pressure for this is coming from the vocal parts of the community, what does everyone else think?