I am not dead yet, still playing, ilvl 893, 45 artefact rank, despite not raiding anymore. I can now fly in Legion, what a relief! I like this expansion, probably better than Draenor.
My current build:
Used Wyvern Sting up until last week and decided to switch to Intimidation for one of the quests on the Broken Shore. Didn't have a chance to give it a try yet though. Since I do a lot of grinding of mobs and not so much of instances I am thinking of going back to Barrage.
Like the changes to the loot - now you share the loot with you faction mates, the thing that drove me crazy few years back when I had started my blog.