Will the STF's "Seem" easier... yes... But that's only because we are fixing a bunch of issues we have with the STF encounter groups. They will work properly, and individual damage and health of these encounters are being toned down a bit. Trash mobs will be a little easier to kill, and wont hur't you as much. They shouldn't be chain holding you, or respawning after you kill them. Theres a whole list of things these guys were doing that has been fixed by the systems team. Most of which was never intended to happen in the first place.
This is welcome news indeed. Thanks to Cursix for bringing that to light here.