Mihir hit it on the head.
If you are able to control the ability and use it to it's full extent, you will be better than the next Monk.
It is tough to use for most people and that is a good thing. With practice, I have managed to weave it in, usually on cool down, in every fight I take part in. There are the odd occasions where I need to hold it for 2 - 3 seconds, but they are few and far between.
It's not a horrid ability like some people think, you just need to practice.