Not seeing how Anticipation helps me when I have to switch between a ton of different targets within a minute.
If you are referring to the fact that they both help you avoid wasting combo points.... that's the point. They both achieve the same goal but in different ways and for different situations. That's what makes them good choices.
1. Build 5 CP on a target and then build 5 more CP in anticipation charges
2. Use those 5 CP for Recup or SnD
3. Switch to new target and build 1 CP on them and spend said CP with Eviscerate/Envenom/Rupture
4. Your anticipation charges should refill you CPs on the new target to 5 CPs
A pseudo Redirect but still does the job.
I believe Timat has pointed that out since the early beta.
Are you actually finding use out of this? I find that extremely hard to believe. Most times this won't line up with times you need to refresh SnD, especially if you play Assassination where you don't even use cps to directly put up SnD.
I mean what you describe sounds like you have to carefully line things up to make it happen, when the times that Versatility would be beneficial is when there is a lot of hectic running around such as Heroic Will of the Emperor, where you change dps targets from Rage to Rage to Strength etc in very quick succession. The goal is to drop as much damage as possible and leaving combo points behind on your last target is a waste.
You MIGHT have times in PvP to help put up Recuperate, I guess. But even then you are wasting energy by doing a finisher with 1 cp and likely not getting the energy back for it to get your anticipation charges back quickly. If, on the other hand, you wait till you have 5 cps again before using a finisher to get your anticipation charges back.... Well, the point of redirect is so you can get some quick damage or a stun going on a target immediately after switching to them. This technique seems rather useless.
And thus a rather irrelevant point to bring up to make Versatility look bad.
Honestly the talent just makes sense in relation to Anticipation.