If you've been hiding under a rock since last Friday, you may want to come out and see all the information that's coming out regarding the release of Beta for Wrath of the Lich King. Unfortunately, I have not gotten a beta invite yet, but I'm still hopeful. My brother and his wife both got invites, so I'll have to head over to their house (about an hour's drive) to... umm.. observe them play. Because of course, it would be against the EULA (or whatever) for me to play on one of their accounts. :)
At any rate, I was looking at some of the pictures that have been mined over at MMO-Champion. Rhie-ay's Clutching Gauntlets (pictured (am I alowed to steal graphics like that?)) for example, presented some interesting data. I've already read that plus healing and plus spell damage will be joined into one stat called simply spell power. Okay, that makes sense. But now, there's no longer a Spell Critical Strike. It's just Critical Strike. Go ahead... click on the picture again. And it's not like some Mage is gonna start busting out his dagger, so I'm pretty sure that it's working on spell damage.
Not a big deal to most classes. And I doubt I'll have Rogues needing on my cloth because of the crit, but that seems pretty huge to the Pally community. Your Critical Stike stat now goes towards spell damage and your melee damage. You don't have to get stats in both. I can't think of another current class that that will benefit as well, but it will also help the Death Knights. Seems like a good change... and hopefully people won't have issues of misreading bonuses since they'll all be the same. :)