First, from the DPS part of my brain: oh thank god.
Then, from the tanking part of my brain that includes not only my decently geared DK but also my undergeared tank alts: OH THANK GOD.
For one thing–hi. My name is Amber and I currently play a Frost/Blood DK. Frost has become something of a proc machine lately. I can have more Killing Machine procced almost constantly in some cases, and while delicious for my DPS it has caused me to face tank–in raids, with well geared and skilled tanks–more than once. Or if not face tanking then I stand there and pet my cat while auto attacking, and that’s no fun for anyone but Vesta.
Have I mentioned that I have no threat drop? Because um, I have no threat drop. I don’t even have something like feint or cower. Just death, of the non-feigned time.
Also, have you EVER tried to level up a tank alt in pugged heroics well into the expansion? Have you? If my DK is yanking threat off well geared tanks in Zulroics I can only imagine what I’d do to someone less geared than me. Actually, I don’t have to imgaine, I remember clearly from the last time I leveled an alt tank. It sucks.
I’m not worried about tanking being dumbed down. You’ve seen raid encounters lately, right? Pray tell, where do you see a tank and spank fight? Nowhere? Okay then.
And last but not least, back to that thing about being a DK tank. I’m too busy mashing buttons trying to STAY ALIVE to worry about silly little things like THREAT.
In conclusion: woo!