So I decided to try out 34Pala/32RB just as an alternative CQ build. And being in this spec, I tried out Sweeping Strikes to see just how badly it had been nerfed and was not disappointed. However, I also decided to see if an old, known bug had been purged as Sweeping Strikes had been looked at.
I was disappointed to find out I could still fire off RB Bursts from 55 metres away, out of LoS, on an innocent dummy.
So, after a CQ of actually using the build and abusing the Martial Shield talent to get to 4 stacked bursts from blocking Marksmen fanout spam to unleash on some 'innocent' healer hidden in the enemy zerg (granted, even with all the healing, if you manage to stand in bad long enough to stack up 4 bursts to unleash, you usually aren't going to live much longer after you manage to squeeze Sweeping Strike out before your HP bar runs out), or snaring people 40m or so away with Earth Burst + Sweeping Strike, it is clear to me, without a doubt, that Sweeping Strikes is still horribly broken.
I reported this bug months back. The bug remains even after Sweeping Strikes had been looked at and nerfed. So I figure the only reason it hadn't been fixed is because people don't use Sweeping Strikes any more to actually warrant fixing it and having enough people moaning about it on the forums. So yeah, hopefully another bug to bite the dust.