It is actually farther behind due to the shaman, nb/sin, and harbinger on demand burst. The current warrior specs require a long time on target with no interruptions to be competitive. With the on demand burst of the other classes in conjunction with most boss mechanics warriors stand no chance in its current form. Even if the parses were even or warrior were slightly ahead due to the fact warrior damage is steady and not bursty the warrior class is at a huge disadvantage.
The situation is pretty damn sad. If you think about it. For instance, paragon is behind shaman by at least 1k. I believe for most fights it is actually 2k to 4k behind but we are talking single target here. In the exact same spec Shaman can go AOE and do extremely high numbers. Clerics and Mages were complaining about RB having good single target and AOE so they nerf RB and then make Shaman more overpowered then RB ever was in the first place.
I believe posting parses is a waste of time. Way to many players who were screaming for warrior nerfs and contributed to the current disaster keep posting on these threads. The information on the forums and posted parses are so biased it is hard to take anything at face value. Clerics posted biased and inaccurate parses to buff there class to unreasonable levels. These same clowns troll the warrior forums and tend to post more than warriors who play the class. Think about Harbringer for a minute. How can this soul even exist in this game in its current state??? What the he*l happened. Shaman is more overpowered than any warrior spec post Storm Legion and yet has not had one adjustment.
The bottom line is most of us have given up. The very fact mages and clerics got buffed to such ridiculous levels and warriors continue to get nerfed is reason enough to stop playing this game which most people I know are leaning towards. It is stupid. I was watching a friends computer and a very very good warrior in a top five guild was getting 5th or 6th on the dps meter for an entire raid. It was sad to watch really because all this guy does is DPS... that is it. But he was getting out dps'ed by healers who wanted to try it out dps. No, I am not lieing.
Let me repeat, I am not lieing. Call it what you want but Rift is becoming a disaster of a game. People devote time to MMOs and put faith in the devs to do the right thing.