Maybe Affli is one of the specs that have been harmed the least by pruning, I don't know. I just know I absolutely hate the direction the game is generally moving in, I'm sure you've lost at least something in WoD/Legion (I'm 100% you lost a lot in WoD). Did you enjoy MoP/WotLK/Cata or WoD the most based on how fun playing your spec was/is? (not how good it was or how many op comps it had, just how fun it was/is to play)
Here's pretty much what Cdew suggested condensed into 6 PvP-Perks that are automatically gained as you level through the honor system combined with some changes in the PvP-talents and some minor edits in the PvE-talents:
Do you think you'll like what's currently in the alpha more than for example what Cdew suggested?
Feel free to discuss how you would change Affli to make it more fun!
You're obviously free to re-iterate on what I translated Cdews video into if there are things you disagree with (or just start from scratch) but I strongly suggest sticking to JimJims suggestion of PvP-Perks + changing PvP-talents and just making minor changes to the PvE-talents and the Artifact Traits (in order to not interfere with PvE).
I feel that JimJims suggestion of PvP-Perks (or whatever you want to call them) is probably the only way to get our prayers heard. Otherwise they'll just add 1 maybe 2 abilities back per spec just to calm the masses and call it a day, it'll interfere too much with their PvE vision if they were to do more. And thus we'll end up somewhere similar to where we are now in WoD and the game will still be shit, just not as shit as current alpha.