Did you happen to see that the 15% mana is now baked into Furor? Basically they swapped the intellect on furor for mana instead. So you can get the same bonus but you have to go into the feral tree, which I am guessing is a bad thing.
Ya they swapped the talents in one build, then swapped what they did in the next. Essentially making no change, form a resto point of view at least. The bummer about the 15% in feral means it could force a tri-spec, meaning things like moonglow and genesis are potentially out of reach. Neither are really series losses, but still tasty morsels, so I'm a little bummed.
But then again with Innervate based on mana pool, who knows. I could be an int. stacker in Cata anyway, and it wouldn't have mattered.
To elaborate I kind of think of it this way. 6% intellect isn't going to provide you with anywhere near as much mana as 15% max mana. I'm not really clear on what they mean by 'max mana,' but I'm working under the assumption its base mana + mana from stats + mana from buffs, with intellect being the majority of the 'mana from stats.'
So lets assume +6% mana gives you about +5% mana max + spellpower. Now lets say that intellect gives you the spellpower equivalent of +5% mana (i.e. we value mana and throughput about equally). This would make the +6% intellect talent about 2/3 as good as +15% max mana talent. But there's a regen aspect too, replenish and innervate and stuff... so who knows... XD
Again all assumptions are suspect since it's beta and subject to change and what not. I just have a hunch the 15% max mana talent is going to edge more druids into something like a 5/3/33 versus 8/0/33 then 6% intellect would. Edited, Aug 31st 2010 5:44pm by someproteinguy