I almost switched from shadowpriest to lock (my lock was my main in Wrath) at the start of this tier and now I'm wondering why I didn't. Even with the upcoming nerfbat to Warlocks I'm wondering WHY I didn't switch. Really I'm just super frustrated. In Cata I was never the bottom dps and now I'm always 4th or 5th. This has been an ongoing thing since last tier. Yes, I know shadow isn't as strong now but I'm really just amazed at how crap my dps is. I know my gear isn't optimal, but I still shouldn't be that far behind the other people in my group. If I was on my lock at least we'd have the portal and lockrocks, etc.
So... a lot of the posts I've read on this forum and others are all saying that shadow really is super gear dependent, and I'm wondering even if I get 5-6 heroic pieces, is my dps just going to continue to be awful? I don't remember Shadow being this bad in comparison in Cata (at lower gear levels). I find it hard to believe that the Lei Shen trinket is going to completely fix my dps. Should I cut my losses and re-roll lock for next tier NOW?
Really I'm just frustrated. Any advice from any other spriests would be welcome.