Let's start in the middle of the list with the healing potions. I agree, as it seems do most posters here. The other potions, however, are objectively worse than buffs you can get in PoK. Speed of Vallon lasts 2-3 times as long as the potion, grants stat and attack bonuses, and provides 18% more haste. The other potions compare similarly to buffs that are available 24/7 in PoK. The only reason to use a potion is to save yourself the 10 minute round trip. These are certainly a matter of convenience rather than game balance. What's more, the Alacrity series is a clear replacement for the original, bug-prone alchemy recipes. In fact, recipes use the exact same ingredients for the original potions and distillates. In this case, we're going from updated alchemy to something objectively worse than classic. Restoring classic recipes is conceptually easy, but probably very difficult to execute. Currently, if a recipe is out of era, it simply generates an error. Restoring these recipes would require a new, more complex tradeskill framework where the skill check and result are era-dependent. It makes a lot more sense to everyone involved to simply keep the update intact when it isn't causing game balance issues.