Are we talking "I only need one button" easy, or are we talking "I murderate things before they even get to melee range" easy?@Endus: Still, leveling an Affli Lock was just crazy. Killing everything (non-Elites) with just hitting one button once till 88 feels easier. Spriest and Boomkin were not as faceroll as Affli.
The former is easy, but boring. Elemental is still the latter. Between Overloads, EotE, and Lava Surge, almost nothing ever closed to melee range before dying. Packs were almost as fast to kill as single targets, due to CL.
And there were PLENTY of times I'd proc an Overload and a Lava Surge and blow a mob up as Elemental before it took two steps. That's not unique to Fire, nor is Elemental incapable of it.
Seriously, if you struggled to level as Elemental, you were doing something wrong. It struggles a bit in sustained raid damage, but that's not what you use for leveling.