The skillcap of warriors is much higher than you give credit. And this change is going to lower it A LOT. Horrible change, hope it doesn't go through, I'd rather damage is nerfed.
agreed, sudden death could've been change or a longer cd on throwdown. They've already added a load of talents (rageless shouts/interrupts, very little rage penalty on stance switching, pummel in bstance etc) which make warriors almost like Ret Paladins in S5 with less defenses and more mobility which is now gone if this change goes through.
As kujai said though the damage approach wasn't taken due to PvE most likely.
PS I wouldn't even reply to lolflay since it's pretty clear from other comments he made about warriors in the past he's never played one or with one. Classic my class takes skill yours takes none mentality.