When the new team was being built I said I was interested in WW Monk...immediately turned into a debate saying I should go MW blah blah.
His last reply was fair..see below
"It's a question of math more than anything. In 10 man, you want 2 melee dps max. Top DPS for melee is as follows (last time I checked melee parses):
Kitty Druid-hybrid crossover, still has tranq, off healing capability
WW Monk-poorly designed hybrid, no crossover ability
Ret Pally-hybrid crossover, still has LoH, blessings, off healing capability, free heals if managing your holy power
Not only that, but monks share a buff w/ druids and paladins, two other more useful hybrid classes. On top of that, healing monks are incredibly OP at the moment and tanking monks, while not terribly strong, have a very good defensive CD kit. To be viable in 10s, the WW monk has to be both extraordinary AND several other common classes not be present. You are demanding to play the least desired spec in the game. Not to mention, in my opinion, dps monks (I do have one) is the most boring dps of all of them ranged or otherwise.
Beyond that, your argument that you leveled the monk in two days and got him to ilvl 488 in two days seems to lend itself pretty well to the counter argument that if you managed all that, it would take what? 3 days to get a healing set together? Play what you want, but a mediocre healing monk is preferable to a very good dps monk at the moment. Also, again, this is purely my opinion, but leadership should be about what's best for the team, not necessarily what we personally desire to do. Because of this, every raiding toon I've ever had has ended up as a healer or a tank (barring a brief stint as a fury warrior in ICC to get Shadowmourne) b/c those classes bear the most responsibility."
Is this really my only option when it comes to raiding? I really enjoy my monk, the whole reason I leveled him was for dps (possible tank... cause BM is fun! :P)
DAMN YOU BLIZZARD! :P