This thread is coming off of http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/to...9237026?page=1
in which the thread pertains to people picking 3 addons they would install if they could only have 3 in-game, and almost everyone in there listed DBM/BW in their list.
It came to me that Raiders and even PvPs/Arena goers are all carried by Deadly Boss Boss Mods or other alternatives like Big Wigs. I've been playing wow for over 6 years now and watching kills videos, live streams and even playing with various guilds over time, people just tend to yell at you if you don't have it installed.
The thing with boss mods are that you are able to see everything an encounter is going to throw at you before it even happens. PvP players know when flags are going to re-spawn and when objectives and mines are going to be captured etc.
Imagine a world without boss mods in which players would would to mentally keep track of the last time a boss did a certain attack or how long it has been since I started to capture the Lumber Mill.
In conclusion, do you think that DBM/BW is just a huge handicap to players when it essentially is doing all of the underlying work for you? Would you as an individual player be able to cope without the addon, like in a scenario where Blizz just said boss mods are no longer allowed?