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Cryptic hasn't nerfed anything in almost a year and a half. You're coming off a bit bitter.
I am bitter, because CoX had so much potential, and I honestly feel that it's only been changed for the worse since release (expansion notwithstanding).
The most grievous changes, I think, have been the ones that've slowed the pace of the game down. I don't think there's ever been a game that encouraged altoholism the way CoX does, but instead of leaving the leveling curve where it was relatively short and painless, at every turn they've changed the game to make leveling any single character as much of a chore as possible.
...and then you get up to the higher levels, and you get bullshit abilities like Tornado? Or the oh-so-lame-looking blaster PBAE nukes? Sure, melee classes tend to get some cool stuff at higher levels (Seismic Smash, I'm looking at you), but that's only because the first 20-some odd levels were spent taking boring garbage.
Again, if I just though CoX was a crappy game, it wouldn't bother me so much. There's a rumbling of a really good game in there, but the devs - at least in the past - have just been on a mission to bury it and make it a generic grind like every other MMO before it.