I dont care about self damage, but the stagger replacement needs some work. The examples listed in this thread alone should be showing the staff that staggering needs fixing. It got so bad that several friends of mine have actively decided to quit this game until its fixed, so often have they, in high DR/Armor/Shield using frames, get knocked down, stunned, and staggered by mobs that just keep them stunlocked and unable to fight back until they die and fail the mission.
The devs said that frames would be getting their own status effects, right?
Maybe something to think on.