I like heavy much more now with the patch, but I would like some of the speed back. I have no problem beating most people with it. The combos are what put it over the 1.02 version. Granted in most fights you will come out a little more battered then in 1.02, but it works.
The DFA is also still useful, and I'm not talking about spamming it. It's a great surprise move when you're doing a combo and on the third move you leap into the DFA, most people don't expect it. It's also good for getting out alive when you have 4 enemy team people on you.