Hello Going Destro thread,
I was getting off-topic in the Aff tips thread
I understand the reasons for why you're taking the challenge of destro on. My concern is that it appears to be more than a slight DPS loss. I don't see how Destro catches up enough to be a main spec in theory. A novelty offspec at best at least for normal content as far as I can tell. Nothing in the patch notes indicates more than a few percentage points nerf for Aff with Destro getting a similar cut. I only check out logs/rankings for normals since that is the information that's pertinent to me having just started with progression so I'm fairly uninformed for heroic rankings and logs and maybe the gap is much closer there.
Maybe if you get a chance during your experiments you could run normal content in tuned down gear (Exclude ToES gear or forgo a set bonus? Just spitballing) to give people at my stage of progression a feel for the spec and your thoughts on it's viability that would be awesome! It seems like with a lower crit-rating at lower ilvl gear players could be more ember-starved than the better geared players whereas in Affliction the gear doesn't affect basic mechanics and the rotation since nightfall is a % chance to proc as a baseline where-as improved ember generation is aided by crits.
It might seem irrelevant and I understand if you want to keep your experiments tuned to heroic content and gear level, but the majority of people that will be taking your advice are likely to be people around my level
Good luck and I look forward to hopefully seeing you advise us to use Destro for fights over Affliction!