One of the things that's often surprised me while reading forum threads concerning dual specs
is just how wide the gulf is between pure and hybrid classes' perspective on the issue.* Pure classes are worried that they are increasingly obsolete
in an age where a hybrid can easily respec between tanking, healing, and DPS. With the damage differences between hybrids and pure DPS
shaved fairly thin in Wrath
, they've got a point, and it's not that unusual to see resentful players asking why their class -- which cannot choose a different role -- has to risk losing a raid slot to a class that can.
By contrast, most of the hybrids to whom I've spoken see dual specs -- not as a competitive advantage, but rather as relief from the financial drain
of constant respecs. 50g may not seem like a lot of money in Wrath
's economy, but it adds up, to the point where you realize that the two hours you spent doing dailies will only net you about 20g after, say, respeccing to heal a heroic and then respeccing back to tank or DPS for the night's raid. Thus hybrids are equally resentful about the demands made on their time
and e-wallet that pure classes don't have to worry about.