this is definitely NOT guess work.
Do these parsers take DOT damage into account? Because lighting stuff on fire vs just shooting the crap out of it is what makes pyros superior, imo. Of course this is just my experiene and observations playing both in PVE. I have never sat down in a laboratory environment and crunched pages of date, nor do I parse combat logs... nor do I intend to. I did enough of all that in SWG, where, imo, it meant a lot more; I decided I'm in this one just for the fun when I finally broked down and bought it. But I am curious about how the two ACs compare DPS-wise.
i've spent about 12+ hours and 2-3 million (mod swapping) testing both Merc/Pyro and VG/Assasult, multiple specs.
TORParse breaks down everything. that's not saying i have the best rotation for the class/spec, but i do what i would do in actual combat. i'm sure there is some room for improvement.