I read all of that on MMOC (well except for the last big post), but I'm hardly surprised. Having played Brendore since the patch and played with Holydude in our raids, I was absolutely expecting some kind of across the board nerf.
The change to Judgements of the Wise means that mana management will become an actual issue again instead of something to forget about, and the 20% nerf to Seal and Judgement damage only hits a portion of our DPS (it probably ends up being about 6-8% overall). We're actually getting some of that made up with the next patch's change to Art of War and Righteous Vengeance.
I don't think that anyone who seriously played Retribution thought it wasn't ridiculous that we could plow our way through more or less infinite hordes of mobs without ever needing to eat or drink, when no other class has that capability (except maybe Warlocks, but they are a special case).