"This change leans into the dependence a scourge has on their unique elite specialization mechanic, shades, and opens up the specialization to future potential improvements across its kit."
I don't know what Anet plan to do in the future, please don't make it worse.
However I really love old version.
Ok about my suggestion follow the new sand shade I think 3 choice for future update.
1. Considerably reduce recharge Manifest Sand Shade (f1).
2. Moderate reduce recharge Manifest Sand Shade (f1) and when active Shade (f2-f5) the present will destroy.
3. When you place all of your Manifest Sand Shade (f1) you can cast again to call all of sand shade back to you (like Dessicate) and reduce recharge up to 20% per Shade you call back
what do you guys think?