I had hopes that with the slight adjustment back that fire would start to stabilize in how it is trending in raidbots. But it is not, it continues to have a step decline (raidbots as I understand it averages on 7 days).
All, yes ALL other class DPS specs are showing a trend near stable or slightly increasing. Fire overall is still in a steep downward dive. And this is showing at all levels of progress.
For sure some of this is better players switching to arcane spec, but that is not the only reason.
If one jet liner had a modification and was showing predicting heading toward the ground and another was showing predicting being as stable as most other jet airliners, which one would you pick?
Technically speaking people still have a choice, but practically speaking many people are being forced to not play fire.
What adds to the frustration is that the stat priorities between fire and arcane are night and day.
It depends how you look at the raidbots data. Raidbots is a tool like anything else and you have to use it correctly. If you only look at the top 100 parses for heroic modes over a 2 month timespan over 2 weeks, then yes Fire damage is still in freefall. This is not the best way to look at the data.
If you look at Top 100 over 1 month timespan and a 1 week sample period, Fire has not only leveled, its got a steeper INCLINE than almost any other class. But why are we looking at the top 100? These are people who were A) lucky, B) cheesed the parse like ignoring raid mechanics to pull higher numbers, C) the best geared among us, or D) all of the above. If you look at -all- parses you see a very different picture. Not only has Fire leveled out, its scale on heroic modes has an even steeper incline than the top 100 parses.
However, many guilds can't handle the higher skill cap of heroics, so the numbers favor the earlier fights. Looking at the heroic parses isn't getting a complete picture of where Fire stands because aggregate parses are front-loaded to MSV parses, maybe a few in HoF. Switch it over to normal mode content you start to see that Fire is in much more dire straights than heroic parses would indicate, but it still has a steeper incline than other specs.
The only conclusions I can draw from the raidbots data is that Fire still has the best scaling in the game and is not useless. Its further behind the other pure classes than it should be, between 5-10k DPS even on Heroic mode, but its within 3000 DPS of every other DPS class currently parsed. This should be adjusted as fire shouldn't be 17% behind affliction warlocks, but its also far from "never play fire!".