It is really nice taking an extended break from healing. I don't like the concealment playstyle, so when I wanted to dps I chose this one. Part of it was the challenge that the consensus was it was one of the worst class specs in the game. Now I'm not here to argue its place in competitive PVP, but I like hearing ppl talk out their *** when they say the spec is nothing but fluff dmg.
It's definitely not fluff damage, and it's a very powerful spec, but it's a much harder spec to play effectively. Your major burst is going to happen around 5-6 GCD's in, if the dots haven't been cleansed already. Survivability is fairly low and lethality is out in the open most of the time with 2 fairly weak defense cd's. The lack of mobility.