There's been some questioning regarding the position of 'pure dps' classes in todays game, what role they're intended to fill and so on and whether they should be given an additional spec for another role, or have one of their existing specs replaced. One of the points that always seems to come up against that is that people who rolled a pure DPS, did so because they wanted nothing to do with the other roles. But what about players who don't want anything to do with DPS? I've known plenty of players over the years who ran Druids or Paladins with only a main Tanking spec and Healing off-spec, and before the new talent trees Warriors and DKs with two distinct Tanking builds as well as the countless Priests today who run with a Holy and a Disc spec.
In classic, Paladins and Priests were healers and Warriors were tanks; those classes were in effect 'Pure' already and their DPS specs only expanded on in TBC. So there is precedent. With GC stating now that they *try* to keep fights as two-tanking efforts, and that Healers can now deal some damage effectively without breaking the game: Is there scope for 'pures' for those niche roles? And would you play a class that was?