Ben-li Sung has updated his column once again, and is rejoicing over the love that has been shown Thrown Weapons in this patch. I found his comments about the fix, and how long it took to get some, very well balanced and reasonable.
I want to thank all of the other folks who, over the last two years, have posted on forums, sent e-mails, and written about the need for a Thrown Weapon fix. My suggestions were neither original nor entirely correct. I’m certain the Turbine has wanted to improve Thrown Weapon for a long time, but they simply had more pressing matters to attend to. The current addition of the atlatl is hopefully a step toward continuing to improve a skill that languished without attention for far too long. Hopefully we’ll see fletchable Greater Acid Atlatl Darts and loot-o-matic +140% BDVI, HSVI, SKVI atlatls in future patches. If Turbine continues to bring Thrown Weapon up to par with Bow and Crossbow, we may see some more vagabonds and blademasters dusted off and played again.
You can read the rest of his column over on ACVault. (If you can't tell, I'm a bit of a fan of his column.)