As I'm sure most of my readers have already discovered from far more reliable sources (Kurn, Ophelie), it seems that Blizzard has decided to unnerf (de-nerf? Antinerf?) Light of Dawn just as sneakily as they nerfed it before.
As others have I have confirmed that Light of Dawn is, in fact, still transferring through Beacon of Light. It seems that this change has been reverted. This doesn't really make a lot of sense, especially considering how quickly things were turned around.
I have a theory, however.
It's one of two things:
It's possible that Blizzard heard the outcry from the community and reversed the change. This would mean that the WoW developers are listening to their players and as much as they are trying to balance the classes, they are willing to reverse a change that the player base can make a legitimate argument against. In this case, the idea that this change might cause Paladins to lose a lot of their versatility may have been persuasive enough to cause Blizzard to change it back. Or, perhaps they are just sick of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth; we paladins are a boisterous, vocal lot, after all, and are willing to rise up in armed revolt over the least little nerf.
Either way, the idea that Blizzard listens to the concerns of their player base and is responsive to their feedback is so optimistic that it almost borders on silly. There is no way that we have things that good, is there?
The other option is that Blizzard has taken the idea of beta testing to a whole other level. All developers will beta test new features or changes to the game before they are released to ensure that they work before they make the change. This way they can prevent mistakes and improve quality.
I think that Blizzard, on the other hand, is pioneering something different: Blizzard has started beta testing patch notes. Yes, in order to ensure that they produce the best patch notes possible, they are releasing potential changes to the notes before they release the actual notes. By releasing a beta patch note they can see how it looks, play with the fonts and colours to ensure that their notes are the absolute best in the industry.
It's a brave new world.