I love fire and many other mages do so too. For a while now, I've come back to fire because this is the spec I love the most without caring about the other 2 specs. Many would call it fun over utility and effectiveness. I can't do nothing but to agree with them because it's the case.
Now, I can tell you that I feel weak as *%$/ when nothing crits. And yes, I've reforged everything so I could get the most crit out of my gear. And no, I don't have a !@#$ty gear.
For god sakes, it's a good thing we have inferno blast auto crit because my mage would be long buried away.
In all honesty, I'm quite happy that arcane is taking one hell of a crush, it'll make the culpability of not going arcane go away. Then I hope blizz will finally notice they need to revamp fire so that freaking RNG can be history.
Currrently, the awful crit chance makes it NOT a fun experience. Last time I had fun really was in cata. And trust me, I've played now 7 years on my mage and fire has been SCREWED totally. Bring back that instant flamestrike and Flame Orb to back it once was.
And BY THE WAY, I wouldn't hate arcane as much as I do if it had a little more visual effects than at the moment. Currently, all you know while playing arcane is that you top the dps meter and if you're not a baddie that only looks at the numbers on the boss and actually your feet to avoid standing in ?%/*, then you'll know it's AWFULLY BORING.
As for frost, always being on GCD burns me. So many instants >.> especially when you pop frozen orb.
As I've noticed on forums, ppl say that 5.2 gear will bring more crit making it easier to bring your crit + CM to a relatively good number.... I HOPE it is the case.
To be seen...