Breaking news! Blizzard has announced that they have been constantly tweaking the game and have seen some flaws in the balancing as well as responses throughout the Starcraft 2 community. There are some major changes coming up in the next patch. Patch ETA has yet to be announced, but I would say probably within the next month or so.
And so, without further ado, here's a quick rundown on the announced specs of the patch:
Terran: Barracks will now REQUIRE a supply depot before it is able to be built.
Terran: Research for Reaper speed will now REQUIRE a factory
Protoss: Fungal growth now restricts blink, making stalkers unable to escape.
Zerg: Roaches are to gain a range buff
Zerg: Zerg structures are to receive an HP buff to make them less vulnerable.
What do I think of these changes? It's about time! We will have to see how this all plays out of course, but I for one, am extremely glad to see these changes coming. This means that reapers will be much more difficult to get out for an early reaper rush and even proxy in general will be more difficult for terran players. The protoss fungal growth point is meh, feels like it should have been that way since the start. As for the zerg changes I am very happy. I have been unsatisfied for a long time as to the imbalances associated with zerg. Roach range buff should help significantly in the mid-later tech stages, and especially in the terran-zerg meta game.
Now roaches will be able to much more easily chip away at terran walls without so much fear from marine/marauder spam behind the wall. I see great things for zerg with this upcoming patch. I have also held qualms about zerg buildings for a long time. For their importance, they die far too easily. If a spire dies, I must completely reconstruct it whereas if a terran player gets a factory and a barracks knocked out, more likely than not he still will have extras to fall back on.
It's interesting the way they talked about this patching though. They brought up some statistics and (not surprisingly) zerg was by far the least played class. This data revolves around the 1v1 universe, as starcraft most always does. Also, it is apparent that protoss beats terran across the boards in all divisions. Some interesting statistics to check out for sure.