I have never once complained about anything in this game. In fact, I've done my best to keep out of the negativity that can swirl around forums and communities in general, especially in a game like this where things are still changing and growing in beta. I love this game, as my 500+ hours since January attests to.
When the patch initially dropped, I was cautious about getting all that bent out of shape: maybe it's our line, so let's try new stuff. Maybe it's our lures. Maybe the fish have in fact "migrated." We'll crack this, figure it out, and get back to a healthy stream of XP and silver. We've gone through hard times before, and we always manage to figure out a way.
I only post now because there's a very obvious problem. I belong to a group of casters who never really leave Vohlkov. We're a tight-knit, friendly, open community, and we're all about sharing info with one another: what lures are working this week, what spots we've had luck with, etc. We're always happy to share this information with whoever wants to come out and try their hand at catching a nice asp or salmon.
But so far, none of us have been able to figure this out. If you'll notice, not a single soul has caught a weekly salmon or asp after the patch -- and the bar wasn't set all that high this week. Some of us (myself included) have not caught a salmon at all since the patch. One Vohlkov caster, who recently caught nearly all of the weeklies, told me the game in its current state is no longer fun and he doesn't want to play anymore. As sad as it is to say, I'm inclined to agree.
What's most frustrating here is the lack of communication. If we had more information to go on, we could alter our play style. If the devs don't quite know what's going on, a simple "we're looking into it" would be all I need to find a little hope for the future, and I'd happily go back to being positive. Or, if we really are dealing with a nerf in spin fishing or the salmon bite at Vohlkov, it would be great to know that too. Many of us would choose not to play "Bottom Fishing 4" (as one guy called it, post-patch) anymore, but at least we'd know where we stand. In its current state, for those of us only interested in casting, it is unplayable.
I don't wish to echo the negativity regarding the devs in other posts. I sincerely believe they're hard at work making this the best game possible. But asking that they keep us in the loop regarding these changes is fair also, and would go a long way towards avoiding this kind of player rage in the future.