And merging flankers with damagers is not what hirez wants and it's not going to happen.
Devs wanted to make 4 classes with different roles, flanker's job is get close with mobility and fight at close range
Flankers were created to get close and kill the enemy damager, not to be damage dealers. Giving them poke won't solve the problem, giving them more mobility and less burst will make then fair and playable again.
Is this something they have explicitly stated at any point recently? What they had in mind for champion roles when the game development first started has totally shifted along the way, and based on the way they handle balance it's clear that they don't like the way the "old flank playstyle" works in the game right now. Sure, this is what flanks were intended for originally, but i highly doubt that this is "what they want."
And if you think that low elo players will complain about high mobility you're wrong.
Mobility right now is very easy to counter, there are many mechanics that help to kill mobile characters, low elo will just have to learn them and improve their aim.
Them being too hard to deal with for low elo/console is a huge part of why they've been dumbed down so much. Literally the reason for several things (including but not limited to: Toot nerf, Koga's nerfs, Maeve's nerfs, Skye's nerfs) is that they were constantly being bitched about by low elo/console players on reddit and the forums. It's not a secret that Hi-rez likes (or atleast liked to) to pander to the vocal minority.
Street justice needs a nerf REWORK because it's braindead, easy and flankers aren't supposed to melt tanks. You use the same reasoning of hirez, when something is not viable you buff it but then you end up causing complains because people don't want a balancement based on winrate, pikcrate, banrate etc.
Rework ≠ nerf. I agree that SJ is boring to play and somewhat poorly designed, and that a rework is in order. However, you were specifically talking about a nerf, not a rework. There's a big difference between those.
You can disagree as much as you want, but most of what I said are facts
No, they aren't facts. What you said is for a large part either your own, subjective opinon and/or assumptions of what Hi-Rez wants.
(with which even professional players like z1, mutu and bugzy agree because I asked questions and saw their answers)
It'd be a lot easier to believe this if i could see their answers too.