I digress. The point is, I like nukers. After you added in Living Bomb in Wrath, I adapted - I went Arcane. I hate keeping track of dots and as a co-raid-leader (who is always watching the raid like a hawk) it is difficult to so while still watching all of my cooldowns and the raid (specifically for battle resurrections/debuffs most of the time).
That said, since you patched for Mists, I HATE my mage. I've had it with these gigantic playstyle changes every expansion. ALL mage specs use dots now, and Fire (which is the best PvE spec right now) has a boatload of them. All of the specs feel clunky and unintuitive. Why do you suddenly have us keeping track of way more than we used to?
Since the patch, I can't get good numbers with anything other than Fire, and only then if I can concentrate and not watch our raid and just tunnel only what I'm doing - if the RNG gods are nice enough to give me crits.
It's been this way every single expansion you have released - why can't you leave well enough alone? Just when I've spent a long time mastering it, you say ok, enough of that, and change everything. I'm forced to re-learn my character every time you release an expansion. That's ok, but now you're making me play a dot class when I picked a nuker.
I just sat myself for Elegon because I couldn't do my job well enough. As a GM, that is embarrassing. I'm embarrassed posting this too. But you have fundamentally changed my class so much from what it used to be and I hate it. I know this probably won't do anything, but I can't be the only one that feels like this.