So now you are chosing what statistics too look at and then add other 'factors' purely because you feel like it? Damn, that seems accurate. I could just as well say that only the players who are truly excellent at holy sticks with the spec since any player who is about as good at both/finds both about as entertaining will be specced disc, hence holy is in fact even lower. The truth is that statistics mean close to nothing (there are sooo many ways to interpret/use them), and if you add your own baseless assumptions to them they are worth even less.I guarantee you Holy would have better numbers if Disc Priests switched to Holy every other week. Fact is, Holy is fine - it's number look low because the only ones playing it are the LFR champions and the Priests who don't know how to play it well because they've been spoiled by the ease of Discipline.
Also look at http://www.raidbots.com/dpsbot/Overa...00000000111111
I wasn't joking when I said Mistweaver's got gutted eh? Personally I believe Blizzard balance around 25 man because that's where all of the competition is:
That looks a lot better balanced and as I said, Holy's numbers would be higher is more Discipline Priests went Holy (and knew how to play it well). Note: as Holy you can't get away with spamming PoH like you can as Disc.
If you still want to use these statistics, the supposedly 'gutted' mistweaver is still in the middle of the pack in both links. This is hardly what most would consider 'gutted', but I'm glad we've established once more that all you want is for your precious mistweaver to top the healing meter. While the supposedly 'balanced' holy is at 5:th or 6:th place in the links. So priests are considered balanced when they are at the bottom, and mistweavers are considered balanced when they are at the top, did I get that right? Good thing you aren't biased.
You are allowed to 'personally believe' what you want, but blizzard hasn't stated that they are balancing for 10 or 25 man (even if holy is below average in both sizes according to your precious statistics). It's quite easy to argue that blizzard would balance for 10 man as well, since that's what affects the majority of their playerbase (being a company, wanting to make a profit, you know). It also puts an heavier emphasis on individual skill (while 25 puts an emphasis on coordination) possibly making class changes even more significant in such a setting.
You can go spam PoH with holy and with disc. You'll see a bit better results with disc but you'll be awful either way, should we balance the game around people being clueless now?
@Yvaelle, great post.