does it make me a gigantic noob that half of the reason i finally came back was to transmog my beloved anathema?
(edit: i really didnt intend for this to sound as elitist as it does, im just glad i held onto that thing for so long)
Yeah... I had it on my old account... After I thought I was finished playing I sold it. After coming back and leveling my Priest up, I started to get it only to find they removed it. Sad Panda indeed...
Honestly, what was the point of removing this item?
Ya I'm tempted to get a staff this tier over my MH/OH combo so I can xmog it into Anathema (or Terokk Shadowstaff, because that's beautiful too) - previously I was stuck with ugly Dragonwrath - even though I loved Tarecgosa and her words of encouragement, and her mount/form - the staff itself was hideous, and Power Torrent was probably the ugliest enchant ever. They need to make an option to disable graphical weapon enchants so we can see the weapons - too pretty to be stuck with ugly enchant glows.
the staff situation is a sad state of affairs. i had to switch to a wand/oh for like a 40% stat increase. not seeing much of ANYTHING in the future for staff options
At least with ToES open now we have access to a worthwhile staff now: Jin'ya, Orb of the Waterspeaker. Since it has the legendary socket, it is roughly the same as BiS MH+OH (minus the +170int OH enchant). If you get a weapon (and are a race that benefits from it) that gives +1%expertise, then MH/OH pulls even further ahead. The only upside to staff vs. MH+OH (aside from Xmog) is that it is 1 item to acquire instead of two.
When you factor in everything about it...it carries a lot of importance to individuals. I can safely say that I've never X-mog'd an item on any character, but if I got a meh staff this would probably be what I'd X-mog it to.