I have always loved focus effects and manically (probably mostly needlessly) obsessed about them on my low alts. Defiant made this easy of course, and modern gear has it all slot templatized which takes away pretty much all of the fun of the hunt and mix-and-match. But what if they just didn't bother and took them out? Does it actually break anything on live? Future spells could just be "focused" tuned by the rank system already in place. On progression, they are early and overpowered where content is already trivial. PoP (when they are supposed to show up) would still be beatable without them. The really dramatic old focus effects (Lunar Whispers is one name iirc) were converted to direct +mana and such ages ago. Any true must-have could always be era set as new AA. Just wondering, as this is something that has become bloated and takes up time (and especially in the templatized slot gear era) just doesn't seem that valuable.