so with the amount of points to be saved across the board I'm trying to think ahead of what i'll be adding adjusting to my GK lists. Starting off with what's GK's current weaknesses 1: lack of high str weapons with Decent AP value. 2: survive-ability.
so for the lack of high str value weapons we honestly do have access to them, the problem is that generally they were on units that were more cost ineffective then other units. IE on a dreadnaught, we have been scraping for points so much that we couldn't afford weapon platforms such as a dreadnought or landraider or even our fliers. I think if dreadnaughts along with the confirmed units, got a pts decrease that could address one of our current massive weakness. couple that with the possible change to our mini-smite would really set GK's to move up in the world.
I also expect the psycannon and incinerator to go down in points (expect/hope same thing at this point) while the psilincer remains the same.
Overall the points decrease will address our other main weakness of survive-ability in that we will be able to put more bodies on the table. Which honestly is what's needed by power-armor armies in general. It's generally not that other armies can live longer on an individual model it's that they can out number them in a way that made any other changes to survive-ability have to reach such a level of ridiculousness it would probably hurt the game overall rather then help.