Seriously, I'd live to see a single, simple, light handed touch at balancing. Just tweak a few things with respect to the state of affairs. Nothing drastic. Just inch in the right direction.
Runes made Medusa OP.
So, they change Bone. Now he's OP.
Then they talk about changing Horse. But back off because he'll be OP.
Then they change minds and add Dragon Slayer and break the game.
I think it might be correct to say that they are unable or afraid to balance the game by changing a number here and there to actually fix things properly.
The way they are going, based on their track record, I would not be surprised to see a new hero introduced that attacks Dragon Slayer's standard.
Even @Sven who said he wanted to vastly increase health only did so through the user of Cyan items (this making Cyan incredibly boring in terms of an upgrade) rather than simply adding 'times three' to the appropriate place in the code.
Seems they are afraid of the code. Maybe don't know how it works and are only able to add heros and items into the database.