Wyatt Cheng has posted a Developer Chronicle detailing the upcoming buffs to Wrath of the Wastes. In it, he says this:
In the case of the Barbarian, it makes sense that Wrath of the Wastes will always be a favorite when it comes to chilling out and farming Rifts. But it may not be the best choice for pushing your solo Greater Rift. We’re okay with some sets serving specific purposes and the Whirlwind playstyle has a special place in our collective Barbarian hearts, so we hope to see some changes to support the playstyle in a future patch.
No, Mr. Cheng. It does not make sense.
WW was the top build in Eras 3 and 4. Now, it's a joke--an under-powered, under-performing relic that has been in dire need of a buff for three whole patches. What's worse, in each of these patch PTRs, I've made Feedback threads requesting just that--threads that have gotten 200+ upvotes and more views and comments than any other PTR thread each and every time.
To be blunt, this is a slap in the face to all the Barbs who have spent time, energy, and patience with the game asking, pleading, and begging for WW and Wastes to get updated. It's a slap in the face to a community that has asked for a GR viable build for three whole patches. It's a blunt dismissal of the player base and a huge middle finger to us Barbs. And that is not okay.
Let me speak for you a moment and correct me if I'm wrong.
We don't want Wastes and WW to be necessarily better than MOTE or Raekor.
All we're asking for is to make it viable.
So, Barbs, it's time to speak up. If you, too, want to see WW return to glory, I'll ask you do the following: