I'm really starting to feel this way, but none so much as after raiding a while with my TG Fury Warrior.
The realization came when, while playing my Fury Warrior, I realized that I am throwing down banners, using Rallying cry, using Vigilance on team members, etc. I'm not only pushing out a good bit of DPS, but really providing a utility to my team.
Now, to counter my own argument, I said to myself, "Aeremis, don't be silly. You've got Hands to Protect, to provide Salvation, and to Sacrifice for your teammates. You can Hand them the Light or speak Words of Glory to heal. You can bring a near dead teammate back to full vigor in emergencies. Your Devotion can cast an Aura to lessen the burden of healers and teammates when things are really bad, as well."
But... thinking on it some more... I only do these things when times and targets are planned or called. On my Warrior, I'm scanning the raid to see when I can give a boost here and there. I've even jumped in to Defensive Stance to help a fallen tank, willing to Die by the Sword if I have to.
And then it hit me. My warrior allows me TIME to do this. For half of the time, I'm hitting a few basic attacks to build up rage. The when Colossus Smash comes off cooldown, I open up and rip into the enemy with hard-hitting attacks for a few seconds. Then.. back to basic attacks and attention moved to other things. Over all, I'm doing damage about right where I should considering iLvl, (Both a tad low on my team, but still gearing)
Now... On this toon, my beloved Ret pally, I am over 50% haste and 50% mastery when buffed. My attacks are a ceaseless. Always an attack popping up to use. BUT... I have to monitor Holy Power, and keep up Inquisition. Don't want to waste Holy Power, but need to two extra for when Inquisition is about to come down. Gotta make sure Execution Sentence goes off at the right time while GoAK is up. Art of War proc... gotta use it. And everything is happening FAST! I've got bars and timers, auras and icons to show me everything that is going on and making sure timing at breakneck speeds is accurate. Also, this still doesn't put me at DPS levels near the warlocks, warriors, or hunters. Close... but I ain't winning any contests.
So... guess who barely gets time to check his own health.... At this point I just hit HoL when it procs. Hope it helped me. No time to check... Inquisition is about to go down, and AW just came back up.
Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it seem fury warriors should be more specialized toward constantly hammering on the opponent? Fast and critical seems like it should be their motto. Less time to think about the team. More time spent wickedly carving up their opponent, and defending themselves while in the thick of it.
I just feel like my Ret. Paladin should be wielding a large mace, landing slower but heavily damaging blows to the enemy. And then having time to scan his team and surroundings, and providing a bit of protection and succor where it is needed.
Wouldn't we be better off as Mastery/Crit? Make Fury Crit/Haste?
Does WoD alleviate any of this? I would just really appreciate a hybrid/utility class with some time for utility.