I completely agree! I just returned to the game after being gone for nearly a decade. I couldn't believe how easy everything is now. I feel like my character is not taking any damage at all. I invited a friend of mine to join with me, and as I watched him play, my eyes were locked on his health bar. It never went down in the two hours that he played, and neither of us are skilled. We're both just scratching our heads wondering why is everything so easy?
Also, I'm a little sad to see the forums so inactive.