I haven't fully read the thread but from what I could gather you're basically discussing keybinds optimization.
I'm going to be very honest, I think this could have been a "serious" concern back in cataclysm and maybe mists as well.
In fact we had way more spells back then, which did indeed make necessary a "clever" keybinding setup.
However this doesn't mean you shouldn't think about doing it in WoD. The point I'd like to make though is that it doesn't really matter and it won't turn you into a better player - there's many more and totally different factors that increase your skill.
I'm pretty convinced that you need a keybinding overhaul once your left hand starts HURTING, cause that means you're doing some fucked up movements with your fingers.
Example: I've always played healer since the dawn of time hence why I can heal for a week straight without feeling any stress on my hands because it's all bound to "simple" binds like 1 2 3 4 5 and a few modifiers, plus as a paladin for example BoP / Sacrifice etc is all set on binds like F C T and so on, which are all very easy to reach. This means I put dps spells on weirder and "harder" keybinds because I don't use them too often. I've always had crusader strike on CTRL+E...then I started playing ret now and then and arena sessions of a few hours with me using all weird dps keybinds would truly hurt as fuck. (I keep my flash of light on 3 for example even if I'm ret, I don't really put dps spells on 12345).
Another small problem I've encountered with my own binds is when 6.1 came and they buffed Execution Sentence; you need to try to use it with wings and on use trinket, which has always been bound on Shift+D for me. Wings+Trinket+Sentence can be used in the same gcd pretty much, and having my hand twist on 5 + 6 + ShiftD as quickly as possible is a bit hard, hence why I'm considering to make a separate macro for that or changing those binds.
Long story short, I think these are the situations that point out to you when you need to switch some keybinds. Doing it for the sake of "rotation" is excessive, in my opinion (unless as ret for example you put crusader strike on 1 and judgement on 8, but in that case you're stupid, it's not about optimization).
Remember that long sessions of playing whilst spamming keybinds do hurt your joints and fingers on the long run. After all my years of playing WoW, if my fingers stay still for a while, just bending them will make them slightly crack, and I'm afraid it can get worse.
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