I said this exact same thing when the change went through, but as a Wigfrid (experienced) player, the reality is that it was a pretty hefty nerf.
You won't really notice the hp/sanity regen during fights unless you're fighting very weak creatures like spiders or pigs.
Some people prefer battle-oriented characters, and there are really only 2 choices for this. Wolfgang and Wigfrid. I choose Wigfrid, as she can actually provide support to the other players on my server on top of being a great fighter.
I got 300+ hours game play including RoG,SW.. I got random fps drops from the begining. I never get fixed it. Tried other computers but no.. But i discovered something weird. When i alt+ tab and come back to game fps increases nicely for a 5 min. Weird..
Yeah, Bacon&Eggs is really strong, but I think with its requirement of regular meat piece it's fine. Birdcage was nerfed once, but nerf was reverted, due to negative feedback. And I agree, it's not worth building if it can't convert Monster Meat into better foods, unless you really want that Dragonpie farm as Wickerbottom.
Wigfrid is for new player what Wes is for experienced players. The character they feel is the most satysfing to play as. Experienced players will get bored of Wigfrid, since she's way too easy to do great with, and newer players are happy because they don't die that much.
Imo it was like this: "Oh, yeah, our bosses have over 5000 hp now... We gotta change her."
You just get hp/sanity regen while fighting instead of getting it post-battle, which in my eyes is a buff, since creatures' health is so high, that fights sometimes last about a day. But what do I know.