Well the link doesn't work to your thoughts but I believe it was a bad update. The only positive thing was for the DK and I don't field them/own them. The culexis is basically useless now and there is no real reason to field Kaz anymore either.
That was a big blow to an Assassin which was probably not worth the points anyway, I'm not sure why they stopped the orbital bombardment and relentless.
Paladins not being Characters anymore really hurt my list, but the DK with Great sword is super awesome.
As a Paladin player, yep that one stings, along with the LoS changes as well (has to be the closest to Draigo), The Great Sword just became worth the points again.
Personally I think the character change (in regards to units) was a damn good thing. Constantly challenging a Bloodthirster (or whatever) with Joe Bloggs the Marine to minimise damage was silliness.
The problem is, the fact that marine sergeants can still issue a challenge or any other Sergeant, the Character changes are mainly to stop things like Paladins and Nob bikers from LoS to each other, not to prevent damage in combat.