...feels EXTREMLY clunky. Now I feel like I must have 3 illusions to even consider shattering becouse how underwhelming they feel without 3 illusions.
Anet, you hate the distortion so much that you absolutely must get rid of it? Fine... but for the love of everything you believe in, give me back my shatter-at-will!
They literally removed the ability to clutch-heal and main way to cure conditions, without giving any compensation for it. And as I said, it feels extremly clunky to use shatters now. I really dont care about the nerfing bits in general, but when they are willing to change something so much that nerfing is the only thing that matters and you dont even consider the fun-factor, then we have an issue here. I dont care how underpowered or overpowered a class is. If its not fun, theres absolutely no reason to play it in my book and this comes from a semi-competitive player.
They couldve done a billion things to achieve the same nerfs, but they somehow they managed to do it with the worst possible way.
Here's my two cents. Revert the shatter changes and find a way to do what you wanna do without completely butchering the core mechanic.