Where...is the y coming from?
Maybe Blizzard needs to come up with there own version of in game recount. It might help people understand.
Blizzard is against putting an in-game damage meter because they feel that if they do then people will take it as the ultimate counter argument for when their class doesn't perform. "My class is broken because the in-game damage meter shows me at the bottom"
Elemental PvE DPS is fine. We've never been a high-competitive spec, but we're not at the bottom of the barrel either, and that's the same case with MoP.
It's unfortunate that people Look at damage meters and attribute Damage with skill, but they do. Same goes with healing. So Everytime you look at the damage meters your last, or bottomish, you think, maybe it is you? Everytime any other DPS class looks at the meters and boast that they aren't the reason there isnt enough DPS, they are near the Top of the meters.. Look at that !@#$ty Shaman..
There are very few specs out there (like Frost mages, pre-patch 2H frost DKs) that are actually incapable of performing at a competitive/acceptable level, and even then if you put a good player behind that spec they can still pull pretty decent numbers, although they truly will never be able to compete like they would if they played fire, unholy, or whatever the current top spec they should be. I played my lock as destro the entire expac even though affliction was considered to be #1 and I was never at the bottom of meters unless I was just outgeared.
Anyone playing an elemental shaman that isn't able to pull his weight for the encounter is the sole reason to blame for the lack of DPS he provides (outside of the case where bad RNG bones you from time to time as everyone playing any class periodically deals with). Either that or it's an encounter that is simply bad for elemental, in which every class periodically deals with (Or more specifically a fight is designed to be less forgiving towards ranged/melee DPS).