I still expect my 5 energy back when I strip an enchant. Old habits die hard I guess. It's weird but not quite as horrible as it first looked.
I still hate the idea of either having to use avatars or something like pious renewal in order to be effective.
Both elite scythe attacks look... Well. Boring. They may grow on me again though. Meh.
The elite scythe attacks are the elites I'm most disappointed in, I'll admit. Don't forget wind prayers elites though, onslaught is one that I love to use personally. I don't really like pious renewal either, it's good, but too repetitive.