This seemingly started from watching Kungen's twitch stream. They'd typically run 3-5 mages in the guild, and all of them got benched during the later half of Heart of Fear progression. Is the Sunwelling of mages on the horizon? Or can we only hope that mages start getting out of the mindset of Fire and trying out Frost and Arcane? Part of adapting?
While some mages agree the nerfs were kneejerk'ish, they fear they may not maintain their raid spots if they can't compete; they are now left to trying out Frost/Arcane on test dummies or in LFR to see if they can "make it work" in raids.
Raid leaders, are you benching your mages, or giving them time to adapt to different specs?