If you spend the time writing this on opening GOG and PATCHING GWENT, you wouldn't be here. There's A TON of hotfixes and 1 balance change. They've stated clearly that this will not be a game-balancing patch, only performance/bug/issues patch
I didn't see such an information on the forums, if I missed something pls enlighten me with a quote or a link or something like that.
Btw you confuse hotfixes with BUGfixes and I don't really get the first part of your post.