A quick note, in Cataclysm, Blizzard have said they are having a good look at how many buttons we have on action bars. I think some classes have too many useful abilities already, which crowds actions bars and negatively effects new players. Veterans will adapt and do clever keybindings, and have the advantage of longer-term muscle memory and skill knowledge to help. Newer guys must have a hernia.
Too many abilities in WoW?
I think this is valid and we’re taking a pretty hard look at what abilities every class and talent spec has to deal with. I’m not sure WoW would benefit from a hard cap on the number of abilities you can put on your bar at one time, but we can combine or remove abilities with very situational use.
Not for this reason, but related, I’m looking to buy a new gaming keyboard. Some pictures on the options are here.