We all know that for basically all raid encounters (except MAYBE Spoils?), rogues take Anticipation for the bottom talent. It's just hands down more dps than the others.
But I'll be damned if I can be separated from Marked for Death.
For questing it's awesome. For scenarios it's awesome. For 5mans it's awesome. And frankly it was awesome for many of the Brawler's Guild fights. In these situations, sustained dps isn't even really a thing due to fight length. The only time Anticipation seems to shine is in raiding, and maybe if used well in PVP for back-to-back 5 combo bursts.
But Anticipation doesn't seem exciting, does it? It is just an efficiency thing. It doesn't feel like I'm doing more dps... I just know that I have to take it and I will do more dps.
I stopped playing my rogue in early MoP because energy regen felt way too sluggish... I daresay it was thanks to MfD that I came back.
Marked for Death FEELS awesome. It makes me FEEL like the "assassination" rogue. When I hit my MfD button it just FEELS like I'm about to rock my enemy.
I want Blizzard to hear that. Rogue talents will no doubt be looked at and changed a lot for Warlords. I don't care if 99% of rogues take Anticipation because it is the mandatory raid talent. That is OK! I'm not in a serious raiding environment for that to matter, and I am happy that MfD exists in this case. I'll take Anticipation if I need to raid seriously. But for everything else, there is MfD.
Anyone else loving a talent that maybe isn't ideal for the almighty raiding setup?