I think you're being overly optimistic about the changes implied by this patch. It won't open incredible new paths for tamer as it mainly worked as a renewed balance between classes and awak/succ. Intimidation is not part of this patch and it has already been explored. They only tweaked some ratios, buffed skills by batches, forgot others, but you can't really say that new possibilities were opened with this patch and overall, we got severely nerfed. That does not change tamer's will to improve, I guess all tamers main still around are quite crazy and willing to keep getting the best from their class, but this is still a bad hit for a class that has to face many challenges when it comes to mass fights.