I didn't realize they were slated for a rework. I would like to see them bumped up. They have the makings for an incredibly fun, but not meta novelty mod. However currently they're just totally useless.
I'd be fine with being able to fight bots. DE should never attempt to focus on PvP, this game doesn't need to juggle two kinds of encounters at once, it should just focus on what it does best - PvE. There's a metric boatload of PvP games out there already.