But how short?
I see people on these forums citing DPS numbers anywhere from 40% to 75% of an actual DPS class (and sometimes higher when talking about healing random 5 man instances and LFR).
However, that's usually with a MW geared for healing (spirit til comfortable with mana>haste til an extra tick of RM>Int>Crit>more haste) as well as having chosen talents with healing as a primary concern.
But what about if you were only concerned about DPS? What numbers do you think a MW can reach?
How would a DPS oriented MW gear differently?
Stack int/crit over spirit? Ignore haste? Staff or 1H/off-hand?
What talents would they choose? Chi Wave over Chi Burst?
All the guides out there that compare talents and itemization for mistweavers assume that the goal is optimized healing, so they aren't much help.