Sure, but that doesn’t mean all the PVP-motivated balance changes are bad for PVE players. I mean, people always complain on these forums: when they hear about the change, when the change hits and they’re getting used to it, and even after they got used to it.
Sometimes, there’s an overwhelming negative feedback, because the change really sucks. For example, when they first introduced the momentum-based movement, it was utterly atrocious and they had to scale it way back. Or when they nerfed Lifeblood Spear in such a way that made it totally useless. I still complain about that and I know a few others who will never forgive it, either.
But all in all, most of the PVP-motivated changes provoke the usual round of yelling, grumbling and muttering from the PVE side, and then people get used to it and keep playing.
So we might as well wait and see what it’s like when we give it some time, instead of going in with the knee-jerk fatalistic attitude