I think a patch will be out around the time Episode 7 starts filming...
I think everyone’s best bet is to look to the mod community for the changes we want.
Raven is not going to release a patch for a ghoul2 setting a server admin can set himself.
As for the saber damage, I agree it is pretty weak, but being realistic, a software company is going to look at that as a "personal opinion some players have".
Something like no GeForce cards working with a game version will warrant a patch. A powerful commonly used move does not. If this were true id software would have removed the rocket launcher from every version of Quake released.