... except that crit directly converts to sustained damage through CP generation in the long run. Multi-strike would be the chancy stat for us. Granted, you wouldn't want to stack crit exclusively. I've always found the sweet spot for feral crit has been 30-35% for cp generation as long as you're not putting yourself out by getting there. Once I hit that mark, I tend to diversify into whatever stat adds consistency to our damage; vers and mastery currently.
Using a bad and clunky mechanic -especially racials- to band-aid ferals has always annoyed me. We've always been slightly under-designed and history has shown that when Blizz sees us playing with one of these mechanics and really enjoying it, they eventually baseline it.
Watch them go and make a feral-specific disp beast that functions like vanish to try and compensate. We'll probably get it in an expansion or two.