You asked for feedback but reply is disabled on that thread. And apparently the details of the patch are no longer available.
I am not a huge fan of this patch. Some of the so-called bugs it fixes wee not a huge issue, IMHO.
One of the big issues is lack of high level barbs. The patch is supposed to make the barbs refresh more often (frequency unspecified). What I find is that they are even fewer than before. The geographic area I used to be able to collect all 5 from, I am now lucky to get 3. This is not an improvement. Maybe those 3 would be renewed in 3 hours instead of the previous 4, but we don't play this game as a career. We can't come online more frequently to take advantage of the change.
I am disappointed that a basic improvement that has been requested repeatedly was not addressed: changing the barbarian icon to signify its level. It seems to me this should be an easy change, though I could be wrong.