I'm back from my holiday in Thailand so I have time to fix all the issues you guys are having.
After some research on my part, I know why melee can feel different compared to last patch, Taleworlds changed some things how melee input is handled by the server to fix a often reported bug.
The bug in question was that sometimes on your screen you are blocking for instance up or down, whilst on the server and other people's screens you are blocking in another direction, for instance to the side.
To fix this bug, Taleworlds changed the timings a bit so the server allows the client a bit more time to change his direction.
As a result things might seem a bit more delayed if you have a very low ping, if you have a higher or fluctuating ping, things will be much smoother for you. in any case, things don't react the same as before the patch, and so on.
So the solution is simple. your free to leave your opinions on it.
Should we revert this change, bringing back the sideblock bug, or should we keep things as they are now?
I think in general you guys probably already just got used to it, but your free to say your opinion.
Discuss what you want about it here and vote on it.
We might not do what the poll gives as a result, and make our own decision, but it can give some kind of indication.