Advice to a Guildmate
He hit 70 amazingly fast. He leveled as enhance then immediately started grinding honor in AV in order to acquire S1 Gladiator gear. Today he came to me and asked whether he should spec Ele or Enhance. You will might be surprised to hear that I told him to spec Ele.
Traitorous? No. That was earnest advice for a friend. I told him straight out that if he plans to do arena and bg's that Enhnace is exponentially more difficult to play in PvP. Constantly fighting the global cooldown, always the first target in arena, subject to every root and snare effect, and no "super weapon" in PvP like an Arms Warr's Mortal Strike or a Mage's Ice Block, or pretty much any level 1 rogue talent. Also considering that he's three seasons behind in gear he doesn't stand a chance of gearing up well or even being satisfied with Enhance in PvP.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm Enhance for life. When I'm in instances and people want to know if I want the mail healing gear that dropped for off-spec I tell them "my off-spec is PvP." I don't heal. I don't cast. I do swing my weapons and I sure as hell bring the hurt.
As for the guildmate looking for the most viable PvP route, I told him to take the Ele tree. Granted the most viable and valuable is probably Resto, and he'll take that as an off-spec, but for being the lone wolf in AV and wanting to deal damage Elemental is better for him.
As for me, I'm up for the challenge. Arena updates to come this weekend. Stay tuned.