First off I want to say, I'm not trying to top dps meters or be the number 1 in a guild.
I have both a Mage and priest that I haven't touched since cata and would like to pick one up for this expansion. Which one is more self sufficient? Or more specifically, easier to level. For Mage, I could mostly just spam arcane blast until I crit the heck out of my enemy. As for priest, I don't recall any lazy mode leveling method for them. Plus last I touched them, they tend to go out of mana faster than mages.
Leveling aside, in raids, for dps, which of the two is easier to "get" or understand? Arcane dps is fairly straight forward for me.
I guess ultimately this is kind of a "how are priests" thread. But mages should chime in too!
Remember this isn't about topping charts or being super pro in pvp!
P.s. which one is better at soloing old raids?