Nerf is when something too good is weaken. But it doesn't become bad.
But if you are talking not about your preferences, but you think this would make the game better, you must think about all players. Maybe, for players like you it seems OP. But there are beginners who might be struggling to survive during winter. And this change would probably kill them. The balance is different for different levels of skill. For people with 400+ hrs in this game meatballs might seem crazy OP, but for players with 40 hours this can be the main source of food, y'know.