I'm pretty stoked about the changes to meta gems. Not only that the physical DPS ones requiring 3 red gems to activate but also the new Str + 3% Crit dmg is just what we've been waiting for.
As far as the nerfs to PVE on HS and Cleave, well... we'll cope with it. Nobody's happy about it but at least we expected it.
We still get to wear plate and can take a beating.