Let’s also not forget, the more people play, the more experience they get. And although the learning curve is longer or smaller on a player per player basis, we do all get better, eventually.
I run with a 4 man group, where we take a 5th based on who of our raid team needs upgrades or help getting their key done. Recently, we timed our first 17 (This is, for me, the best season I ever had! First time ever to go above 2k RIO score ^^). And my group became so efficient at stepping out of stuff, that I threw a total of 27 panic heals. The rest was all Regrowth, which I can cast from my Moonkin form, the DPS I specced for. There are even fights when I get so many Twilight Devastation procs I am top DPS. So my group clearly sees the power in moving out, so I can keep DPSing.
It’s fun for me now, because I can tease my friends that they are bad DPS as they get out DPSed by a healer But this fun is going to diminish very quickly, somewhere soon.
I would as well LOVE to see a way where I can buff the DPS by some way of burning mana.
Disc priests used to have a shielding spell (before the spec got destoryed, IMHO), that they could recast over and over again for more and more shields. Something like that for bonus damage on an attack or spell and a minor AoE version of it.
That would be a lot more fun and engaging then using stamina food and flask, just so my TDs hit like a truck and I fart out 120-140k DPS if I get lucky procs on an AoE pack xD