I appreciate your feedback. While I agree that I likely could have obtained this rating on any class, I have to disagree with the assessment that monk felt particularly weak doing so. I suppose my teammates might disagree(we certainly joked about it a lot), but as I pointed out, I feel it is very difficult to carry a monk. I don't think any of my teammates thought I wasn't pulling my weight.
I actually believe I would have had a harder time on a few classes. (DK is one). However I do think a lot of it can be attributed to people at high ratings lacking understanding to deal with monks.
I know you don't feel you were carried but I guess I am going to have to disagree. You are playing with the most overpowered control/burst class, and probably the best healer spec pound for pound in the game.
Some of the things I saw in your post I agreed with, and others I didn't. I guess just as I find post saying how 100% awful the spec is are not helpful. I don't think post that tries to make the spec seem just fine, and glosses over many of the major flaws are not helpful either.
Again that is strickly my opinion. I will post this however for some perspective. This is taken from Arena Junkies, and is from Hidx a 6x glad that has been playing WW since the release of the new expansion:
It has pretty much come to the point where my arena partners for 5 years are starting to play less, thinking about quitting the game because they don't at all enjoy playing with a monk. For one week they even replaced me with a mage(that only has like 2.2k experience) and instantly went 30-1 win/loss just carrying him to top10 in the bg. We just have that feeling of helplessness every game, we just have to work SO hard for our wins.
I think you're specifically referring to when I was playing mage/pal. I agree that there are other classes that fit that comp better. However I also played fire
mage/druid to 2170, war/sham to 2180, war/pal to 2180, and spriest/pal to 2150. I feel all were strong enough comps to push rating past 2200 on my battlegroup. Bloodlust might be a different story. I was the only common factor on all of those teams. I know people are going to perceive what they want, but if I didn't play at the top of my game it wouldn't have worked out. On a side note, I would venture your attitude got a lot of the top players killed by our team when they underestimated the monk.
As to Hidx's comment. Yes I agree that replacing us with another class will certainly work better in certain comps, but that is just the state of the game. Monks are not unique. Rogues, dk's, shaman dps, moonkin, rets, etc all typically work better if replaced by a mage or a warrior. You don't play a monk because you expect it to be on that level (or if you did you were wrong). You play a monk because you want to play a monk. What I'm trying to convey here is that monk works fine, you can play it well and compete with the top teams on your bg. He is absolutely right that you will have to work harder though. Class balance in an MMO is always going to work that way.
And I haven't even had the opportunity to try the comps I think would REALLY work well for a monk (feral/monk especially) because there just aren't good ferals on this server apparently.