Overall fair opinion piece Vox, well stated and reasoned. I have felt pretty good about the class balance/changes deployed in RoTHC as well. True, in pvp, pyro-specced PT/Vanguards got hit with the ol' nerfbat, but other ACs that had been neglected in pvp (comm/mercs) have been made strong. Those "stuck" with a PT/Vanguard ought to simply reroll into the other AC and they'll find that they'll do quite well. Sorcs/Sages and Snipers/'Slingers are the strongest atm with operatives doing well also. PvP is solid right now but one should consider rerolling to get the maximum goodness of this tier.
Fortunately, PT/Vanguards are perfectly viable in PvE (I've been doing solid numbers in advanced proto there).
I've been happy with the new op S&V, even though it's tuned a bit to loosely. Hopefully NiMs of both TFB and S&V come out soon and prove to be challenging! Overall good work with this new content Bioware......This game would have had an infinitely better launch if the game had been this polished then.