You cannot be defending HotW. Come on... that was just wrong. It wasnt intended to be a dps cooldown in the first place, it was intended to put out about the same numbers in melee unfriendly phases. And it did... just not counting the fact that people were switching to spell power weapons.
Sure it was fun to spam wrath for 45 sec but it was OP as well.
I dunno what you guys are all about when you say that ferals are not in a really good spot atm. We have tons of utility because of our talents (I normally put out around 10-12k hps on a fight with ps procs and/or nature's vigil. With DoC that is a lot lower though) and some of the best single target damage and insane AoE with HotW. Our bleedcleaving on 2-3 targets with rake and trash is not bad either.
Btw. what's this with ferals not scaling with gear properly? I've always found that we get quite op the more we gear up.