I understand that in a above average raiding situation a choice like this might need to be made, however I feel my spec is now caught in the middle mediocracy. PVE - Assassination is tops for raiding and Sub is the go to spec for PVP. Combat has no niche no real benefit to play, we don't have our 'big stick' anymore w/ bladeflurry, so I guess the real question is:
What does combat bring to the table now for a raid/PVP that differentiates itself from the other two specs?
Combat is now parsing the lower quartile in regards to raid dps for spec's and it is unfortunate, I am almost to the point that if a dagger drops I will be FORCED to spec sination. This was a swing in the wrong direction. Blade flurry dealing less damage than FOK in assassination is a tragedy.
At this point, I really hope the ramp-up of stats will bring combat back into the picture but this has to be an absolute low for the spec.