OK, so 6.0 is live and since I haven't seen a thread relating to the spec post-patch, I think we definitely need one much like other forums and classes have, to stimulate discussion about the state of the spec.
From my experience, with current stat weights some talents are forced into being undesirable but this won't extend into WoD as is clearly an after-effect of sockets + abundance of stats and choices, so I am relatively pleased, however, our single target seems to have taken a bit of a knock relative to SOME other classes, as has our utility in some niche cases, particularly raid healing CDs, but by and large I am pleased.
One thing I do not like however, is how Enhancement seems to be dangerously balancing on the precipice of switching to a niche AoE spec, which is a complete about-turn in design and philosophy since the spec existed, and whilst it is hilarious to press fire nova and do a billion damage, it pushes problems. A lot of this is potentially alleviated by very key perks we are missing on the road to 100, but with less raid spots, it may throw us into question.
Anyone else with any input? Now the patch is here I'm hoping we can go back to the active Shaman forums and stimulate discussion and get the long-term sufferers to discuss this as a team and hopefully get as much feedback to devs as we can with any arising issues and design problems, as this is the largest and generally most active community for this