More-so the attitude that the fire mage in my guild isn't good, or musn't be playing to 100%, or cannot do the correct numbers, or fire is so blashphemous that arcane shouldn't be able to touch it attitude. These forums, and the official forums, and wow WREAK of this attitude, that arcane isn't competitive. That fire is just the best spec hands down. When in reality it isn't. Arcane can beat fire, I've beat fire, I will continue to do all in my power to beat fire. I know an 11/13H guild that has an arcane mage that beats his incredibly skilled fire mage. It's a fight by fight basis and always will be.
Just because fire has 1000 mages that follow the best player, and arcane has 1 mage to that 1000. Doesn't mean fire is always better it just means there are a lot of sheep.
I'm not trying to call everyone a sheep, but there are plenty of players that just copy the best player..Didn't umm blatty? go full-time arcane I believe. Even vykina has said the overall damage between fire and arcane is about equal. And sims show arcane ahead, even raid-bots overall (not top 200, because that shows the ABSOLUTE BEST RNG PARSES you can have as fire, fire has a higher cap to dmg, but you need that ungodly rng) and it shows arcane consistently ahead.