I've been running SimCraft like a madman recently to help get my Warlock up to speed with things. Mostly, I've accepted that most Warlocks are playing Affliction (or Demonology for a select few fights) and that is the way the world works.
While working on my PvP set, I had remembered to swap back to my PvE set before logging off to refresh my Armory, but I forgot to swap back to Aff from Destro. So when I ran another Simcraft on myself, I hadn't noticed at first that I was Destro for that particular sim. Lo and behold, it simmed about 6.4k DPS higher than I typically get with Affliction.
So, interested and bored (since I love Destro anyways), I decided to gem, enchant and reforge according to how SimCraft was suggesting I should, and I started playing around with it in random-queue Heroics. I was pretty much impressed all across the board, so I took it into LFR Mogu'shan Vaults, and I was really really impressed. Destro was performing amazingly for me, and that's actually pretty exciting for me.
So, coming here to tab through more resources, I find evidence of people like Zumzum who main as Destro and pump out AMAZING damage with it, and now I'm seriously considering making a full swap to raiding as Destro. But I do have questions!
Like... What disadvantages does Destro have in raiding that I might not have considered?
With Havoc, is it better to cleave off 3 incinerates, or is it ever passable to use a single CB, an Immolate/Conflagrate or anything else?
Is there ever an advantage to using Rain of Fire for more ember generation?
I understand that the secondary stat weights typically jump around like mad, but is there any reason to all the madess? And has anyone made sense of it enough to stick to a general rule-of-thumb?
Any highly-skilled Destro players out there, I'd love to hear from you on these things!