This is wrong. You need to judge the uptime your totem will have on the boss. With our scaling - several spells take priority over dropping a searing totem if you don't have close to maximum uptime on the totem. As I pointed out earlier, there are fights were you do not have 100% uptime and it's a DPS up to do so.
H thok is the only boss I can think of where the boss will range you and your totem and as I said u have totemic projection to remedy that 4 the most part. And like the person above said when it comes tomin maxing dps searing totem is indeed a dps increase no matter howminiscule.
In anycase u guys better change how u feel out our searing totem because next tier we will have talent designated just 4 it.