Really, you are twisting numbers to make your own argument seem more valid. The reason why your "2,5sec BASE" cast bolts don't crit for more, is that you stack the haste. Yes, i get its the best to do, but then using the 2,5sec speed in your arguement is voided.
It isn't 2.5 because we either use cooldowns to change it, or we sacrifice some damage for faster speed. Either way, it is doing less damage than most instant attacks. You cannot ignore this.
Furthermore, you can throw out some solid burst with the right procs etc. However, you're doing this on top of some of the best CC. Sheep / blanket CS on a healer buys u more time to nuke then just that one shatter. Now team that up with a, rogue?, stunning your nuking target, pumping dmg into it. You are not killing that target on your own and u know it. You are however the #1 class at setting up a kill oppotunity and you have the shatter burst potential to actually drop that target.
Already addressed. Yep, RMP is good. Yep, we set up other classes well. Yep, we're a good utility class. We're still bottom of the barrel by all measures, and all the hand waving in the world won't change this fact.
You should not be able to solokill some target when you have the posibility to shut out several players at once at the same time.
I'm not asking for that. I'm asking for roughly 15% more damage on my main nukes. Argue against my points, not against a straw man.
Now, go flame me cus im a warrior and my oppinion is biased. Cus it is.
I didn't know what your class was when I wrote this reply, and I frankly don't care what class you play