DeetrI don't really understand why people want to try to balance a class that has existed with no problems for 7 years
Neither did I at first, but every forum for TF2 I've been apart I've always come across a few threads discussing this weapon (generally in a negative manner aside from this one for the most part), and I realized I've been using the appeal to tradition fallacy for quite some time.
Demoman has had some nerfs in the past since the beginning that have since remained so I wouldn't say it has no problems. (Stickybombs used to be able to deal up to 180 damage with full ramp up, stickies used to be unshootable, and pills had a clip size reduction and used to explode on contact after bouncing).
I'm fine with you disagreeing, and I'd like constructive criticism on the presentation. The target audience was not the 6s community either, but I'd enjoy hearing opinions from all of TF2's demographic.