There was quite a few people complaining about most pacts being useless and consensus being too usefull...
You are now no longer precluded from selecting a Pact after picking consensus (though if you pick a Pact you cannot pick consensus, so order matters).
Body, Warrior, and Scholar's Pact are fine in my view. Alchemist Pact is mediocre but not entirely useless. Spirit Pact is the one that's the problem; haven't used it at all since the Orc was changed to a non-stacking progression.
Part of the reason that Earthmother and JJ aren't regarded as highly (at least among the forumites) is, IMO, that they lack that kind of symbiotic relationship with particular classes.
Rogue works well with both of these. It's just that the GG overshadows them in this department.