Stacking entirely Surge is absolutely, completely, undeniably a reduction of your potential HPS. If you're only doing encounters where the healing burden is far below your output anyway, that's fine, but in fights tuned tightly for your gear level you will heal less than someone with more balanced stats.
The virtue of a Sage's large resource pool is that we can afford to cast faster and burn our resource quicker.
Thank you for providing an opinion
veiled as fact and nothing else.
And the circumstances for the discussion are around Operations and PvE content at the highest possible gear level (min/maxed). Sages are not designed to be burst healers, nor should they attempt to play as such, especially in the most difficult content.
And if HM TFB is what you consider tuned tightly for min/maxed Campaign, I have had no problems healing any of the content. I just wanted to have a discussion regarding preference, playstyle, and opinions on how Alacrity has influenced players ability to heal.