I understand what your saying but jobs like bst can always be very helpful..Any damage is better than no damage. as for SMN, the pets can damage, buff, and heal. with rage and ward you can do both of those every 45 seconds, not to mention depending on the subjob they can use those abilities too. its overall a very helpful support job. And for WHM, sometimes people rather just have a SCH, but if there isnt one around then take a WHM for christs sake, stop being so **** picky.
Here's the problem with your theory: Damage dealers are a dime a dozen. there are so freaking many of them that party leaders can shoot for the moon on gear requirements and specific jobs and STILL easily fill their alliance (outside of perhaps paladins). Yes, BST and SMN can both contribute, but to be blunt their contribution is sub optimal, and you're far more likely to get a dedicated DD or healer/support that can do a great job than someone trying to buff/heal/dd all at the same time. Yes there most likely are some players out there that could dd/heal/support to an extent that they warrant a spot in the alliance, but it's far more likely that they wouldn't... and as a leader I'm taking the safe bet, I have 16 other people who's time I don't want to waste.
Why is your linkshell unwilling to take you as whm? (I'm making an assumption based on your posts, please correct me if I'm wrong) Was your performance bad? is your gear not up to date? Favoritism in the shell? Catwho has always been pretty spot on with advice from what I've read and seen over the years. Maybe it's time for a new shell.
Edit: broke the quote thingy
Edit#2: Fynlar beat me to it... darn work distracting me mid post.
Edited, Jun 25th 2013 7:31pm by saiyandon
Edited, Jun 25th 2013 7:34pm by saiyandon