Are you really going to sit here and say people use SR in 3's and 5's as much as they do in 2's? Are you going to say that there are as many 3's and 5's teams that rely only on shadow damage as there is the same in 2's teams?
Don't question my arguement, since it isn't an arguement. The fact is 2's is unbalanced. Are 3's and 5's balanced in terms of people wearing SR as opposed to 2's? No, of course not. but if you don't build your team entirely around shadow damage than of course you won't see teams throwing on SR to fight back. This is just common sense. You're trying to say that everyone should have a counter to something strong in 2's...which I said was unbalanced? Try playing 5's if you want the most balanced arena play; otherwise just QQ.
I'm on his 3s team. We run Druid/Mage/Lock. Imagine now if the lock is taken out of the picture. What is Mage/Druid going to do in a 2v3 scenario against good players wearing subpar gear?
Before 2.2 I threw on SR gear in a few 3v3 games, and it made a huge difference. Instead of being chain silenced, feared, coiled, etc., all of a sudden I'm landing polys and the game has been completely changed.
I was doing AB premades yesterday and guess what, the opposing team decides to throw on SR gear. Neutralizes quite a few of our players.
Resistance gear is a real problem and they need to solve it. I don't look forward to the day fire mages become OP (41/20 + trainable IB with mana changes?) and everyone starts wearing heroic loot FR gear. Actually, I remember at 60 in AV when people had lots of fire gear and I was playing elemental, it was frustrating as hell.
It is a problem, should be fixed. The argument seemed reasonable when people said it only affects purely shadow based teams, but this is not true anymore. You don't even need to gimp your stats that badly to get 200+ SR with BT epics.