I've played my main toon, Trixabell, as a destro lock since she hit level 10 18 months ago. (That's when I first got into WoW myself.) I've tried demo and aff in both Cata and MoP and they're just not fun to me. After spending the last 2 months reading how much better aff is than destro or demo for 90 raids, I dualed Trix to aff and set about trying to learn how to play her.
The results? 1/2 the DPS as aff that I can get as destro and 1/100th of the fun. Despite reading the Icy Veins guides, and guides from several other sites, I just can't get the hang of aff and I keep playing as destro.
I'm currently i468 and my guild is trying to get past the 3 dogs in MSV. I run #3 or #4 in DPS and total damage done on our raid team, and I'm the top lock in the guild. I've started building a second lock and I'm doing her as an afflock all the way up so that I can get a feel for how that spec really works - dualing over just didn't work for me.
I know that, according to Simucraft and who knows what else, destro is just not as good as demo or aff (by 18K DPS the last time I checked), but it's what I like and what I'm good at. I would love to see this thread become a sticky and have a detailed strat guide entered into it, similar to The Elitest Jerks guide back during Cata.
Bring the love back to destro so Blizzard might think about showing us love again!