I just had one of those rare moments where after hours of fiddling with something trying to get it just right it finally falls into place. After trying many different specs swapping in and out equipment, re-gemming/reforging and re-gemming/reforging again. I finally got that Fire Mage feel down. I don't know if this would work for all mages or even will work after I get better gear but it just feels right, right now.
I used SIM-CRAFT to get my stat weights it suggested that I Haste(2.41) weighted much more than Crit(2.16) for my gear, that seamed weird, however I decided I would give it a shot. I then plugged the weights into AskMrRobot, re-gemmed and reforged again.
The play is streaky and unpredictable, with crits that seem to run together, but often enough keep my attention. I have the 4 piece set so Combustion seems to always be up. It is difficult to explain but it just feels right. It may not be the most efficient way to play but it is fun.
Anyone else have that moment where you just cackle with glee when that spec finally fits the way you want to play?