I still keep up my TP and BoK buffs up 100% but now religious build up chi with renewing mists more often and soothing mists when I need to build up more than one. It feels good to pop jab whenever I want to use muscle memory and I hated myself when I accidentally jabbed twice in a row because I felt like I just wasted a proc. Now THAT is a good way to keep people from relying only on jab to build chi.
Watching the meters and seeing the differences between fights was also insightful. Fights where damage wasn't as heavy and I keep to more of my dpsing abilities for the smart heals, I saw great numbers in dps. One fight I pulled around 50K dps with still 32K hps, and my mana was still at half when the fight was over. Fights where damage was heavier and I did much more healing and used dps move to basically just keep up my buffs, I found myself at a little more than 70K hps and around 15K dps.
That makes me feel good. I had the ascendence talent because I felt like I needed the extra mana to keep myself afloat, but now I feel like power strikes will be more beneficial because I don't think it's a necessity to have that extra 15% now and the extra chi would be very useful at times.
I like how now I feel more catered to my situations. I can provide more healing or dps whenever I need to, it doesn't feel clunky, my numbers are satisfying in both regards, and my mana conservation feels better than ever! Reading patch notes had me terrified I wasn't going to be able to keep playing this character, but yay!