That doesn't make sense. Why would a drunken old soldier who managed to gain control over a swamp where everyone is pretty much starving be a hero when Natalis, who is literally a war hero and helped win the Battle of Brenna wouldn't be one?
You forgot Nenneke - Northen Realm Character, 4 STR, Siege: Take any non-hero unit from your graveyard, play it instantly.
and Draig Bon-Dhu - Skellige, 6 STR, Siege: Give +2 STR to every card on your siege row.
I don't think the stats of Villentretenmerth were posted here, also there's a new Skellige Leader (King Bran?) and Ermion card : https://imgur.com/a/qUK1y
From the Gwent twitter: https://twitter.com/PlayGwent/status/765912422754443264
There is a point in playing spies, especially in the skellige deck where you can easily revive the card that went into the graveyard.
I agree that there is going to be weaker cards, but it's not a reason to throw balance out of the window. If portals become "hero" cards than it'll be better...
The portal is way to OP now. For 0 strength you can take any card from your deck? What's the point of playing spies now?
Playing against a monster deck? Oh, let me use my portal to bring Geralt: Igni or Triss : Mistress of Magic and destroy all of them.
Even if it didn't brought heroes from...