Mages are always gifted with multiple specs that perform stupidly well, so when you're knocked down to average (middle is average, not bottom like your exaggeration makes it seem), you guys all throw a hissy fit.
You still have 2 specs that perform at ridiculous levels alongside afflocks. Your worst spec is still better than all of the DPS specs for almost half of the classes. You're going to be just fine.
Spoiled ass mages I swear...