Mages aren't weak, you're weak.
You have to try and look at things for what they really are to get a feel for where things are going. The bombs issue is only one aspect, what about the fact that they reworked frost bolt to remove its stacking effect, buff up front by 24%, buffed mirror images by a whopping 30%, nerfed pyro, buffed bombs by a whopping 40%...its a bigger picture.
And yet there are a heap of more irritating things in the specs, like retarded level 90 talents, lacklustre aoe's and nukes that are unviable in pvp except when instant cast procs.
How do u think I feel as a fire mage, when I see general buffs that only make frost stronger and simpler, when they are already the dominant spec in pvp. Fire is rare, Arcane is almost non existent and they buffed frost more and nerfed my instant nuke which delivers 40-50% of my damage.
Then you add the stupidity of all this adjustment and modification because they want fire mages to not take fire talents so much, this is what it has come to.
Why shouldn't fire mages just naturally tend to want to take fire talents? If 80% of fire mages take living bomb, could that just mean that those mages like seeing explosions more than sparks or ice?
It gets to a point where in this effort to try and get each talent to 33.33% we have to put up with more and more counterintuitive and banal changes, whilst they put off changing the really pathetic failings of the class/specs.
Edit: I'd just like to add that I already have 3/3 frost glyphs and 5/6 non-fire talents. What more do the maggots at Blizz want? They wont rest until I have no fire talents/glyphs at all, is that it?