After actually looking into Char's Gelgoog and having a video recorded for me, care of Delta I can say I'm ecstatic about this patch.
HP 13.8 -> 14.4
Def 15.3 -> 18.3
Is pretty huge, especially with the ammo reload on the stunbeam being lowered to 5 seconds per shot. Hopefully with the other tweaks being fairly substantial, this patch when our respective servers get it will greatly improve the metagame.