I've been playing Elemental for 4 years now, and even though I enjoy the spec I'm sick and tired of playing something this subpar. Hell, for most of Cataclysm Elemental's been quite a bit below average, both on logs/raidbots etc and in sims. I was hoping for it to be better come MoP - but it doesn't look like it. My DPS went down since the patch, and level 90 doesn't seem to be any better: http://simulationcraft.org/505/Raid_T14H.html
One question though - are these sims accurate? The OP in "Beta Class Analysis II" stated that all specs were (almost) within 5% of eachother. How come this isn't reflected in these sims?
Is Elemental going to be balanced with Stormlash in mind, making it more or less a support class?
And yes - I know that sims are single target, stand still - but honestly, that isn't going to make much of a difference, as all specs now more or less have good enough movement to get by.
I don't want to be balanced around Stormlash. I want to be able to compete on meters - that's my motivation, that's what drives me.
Is there any hope left for me in the class, or do the sims speak the truth - sad as it is? Should I just go ahead and roll Warlock - as pure DPS classes usually at least have 1 "top" spec?