I mained elemental from wotlk all the way through normal soo...then switched to boomkin. I have to say playing a shaman doesn't feel like it used to..while some people felt the old totem system a nuisance, I for one found it more of a staple to the class I enjoyed playing. Putting up different buff totems to help my party/raid made me feel useful, it gave me more to do, it made me feel more powerful and that I had so much utility. I could give passive healing, mana regen, buff our resistances, provide extra armor/stats/haste, I loved it. At first I liked the new totem system but as time went on I started to feel like with the absence of the old totem mechanics my class felt more like a mage where I'm pretty much dps with the "occasional" healing totem cooldown..I made a shaman to feel like a shaman, not a mage. Elemental became very boring and I found most of the time I was either repeating a 4 button rotation or just spamming chain lightning..pulling big numbers with one spell is fun for a while but..only for so long. I ended up switching to something more complex, a boomkin. Anyone else feel the same way? Was looking at old screenshots tonight of my old totem bars in cata and it prompted me to make a thread about it.