Alright, after the patch landed I have been looking into how the changes have panned out and keep coming up with the same results: Survival has pulled ahead of BM. I first noticed this when a guild mate linked the theoretical DPS on Noxxic (he's a mage, wanted to highlight those fire nerfs) and saw survival ahead. I have since run simcraft and get the same results for myself. Yet looking over this forum so many people seem to be of the opinion the BM is still the optimal DPS spec. My question is why? Is there a set reason it is preferred even after 5.1? Perhaps theres some other factor I'm not taking into account, thanks in advance.