Boomkins are doing average dps, no fotm stuff, but we arent underpowered by any means.
1: How are they a joke? starfire never moved, wrath was bumped up due to haste cap issues
2. Use them right. they are amazing for tightly packed mobs and fungal growth paths
3.Use your shrooms. And while you arent setting shrooms, dot stuff!
4.It's a bug, deal with it, and get used to it because I am not sure how long it will be around for.
5. That is why you wear healing gear, lot more haste, lot less mastery, besides, mastery is getting a buff. Along with the bonus offspec use.