Before I make this thread, I want to preface it with this: leave the trolling and ridiculous attitudes at the door. I am in no way shape or form attempting to say I am an authority on Warriors, this is merely my opinion. That's it. If you don't agree with me, reply with a suggestion or your opinion, not with how ignorant or stupid or lolbad you think I am.
I have been playing World of Warcraft since 2006. In 2007, I made my warrior, who was at that time an alt. At the beginning of WOTLK, my warrior became my main, as my account got hacked and I lost my Paladin. I have been playing a Warrior at a high end level for around 6 years now. I feel that I am good judge of the class as a whole because of my experience and time played, as well as my raiding achievements gained with him. I have no pvp achievements gained with the warrior class.
That being said, I have just decided to step away from the class at this point in time during MoP. Never before in my lengthy WoW career has the class been so..I don't know, I don't have the right words honestly. It's not hard, it's just RNG. It's not based on skill, at all. Especially my favorite spec, fury. Fury is nothing but an epic weapon and RNG procs for RB. It's stupid. I feel that NO class should be RNG based. A rotation should be a rotation for a reason, but basing something off a proc is ridiculous. Procs should be a bonus, not a crux.
I look at my characters as a whole and I just am confused. Here are my numbers:
Warrior - 502 ilvl, cannot maintain more than 75k DPS on a raid boss because I do not have epic weapons yet, and my attacks hit for nothing, and low crit.
Shaman - 485 ilvl, can maintain 80k dps on a 10 minute dummy test, add 10k+ in a raid situation with buffs
Paladin - 469 ilvl, can maintain 75k dps on dummy
Anyone see the problem here? It's frustrating. EXTREMELY frustrating. I don't raid anymore, I quit mid Cata. But that shouldn't mean that the class is completely gimped unless I have ToT raid gear. Why can I do so much DPS on my other toons yet they have half his gear? That is a PROBLEM, a gaping one, and I do not understand why Blizzard does not remedy it. The Warrior class has always had horrid scaling issues (ArP in WOTLK, anyone?) and it's about time that blizzard came up with a new melee/warrior model so that this isn't the case anymore.
As with virtually every other class, DPS should be about your rotation, and increased with gear, not simply gear no matter what. And Warriors are virtually the worst class effected by the scaling. So for now, I am playing my Ele shaman, having a great time healing on him as well, and tanking/dpsing on my Paladin. Whenever I log on my Warrior, I just get frustrated and ragequit. This shouldn't be so.
I guess this hits close to home considering it's the class I have played for near 7 years now.