There is one way to maximize dps, period. What that way is can be discussed but it's simple fact that there is one way.
Your boys (and gamer femmes) over at Elitist jerks
would disagree with your sentiments that there is only one way judging by the 11 page thread of discussion on this very topic
And FTR I'm VERY familiar with that forum tyvm
I know I come across like an @#%^ but the title and sig are there for a good reason. I am almost always right when it comes to hunter stuff and I never sugarcoat what I want to say.
I dont care how you come across, its no skin off my back. I came in here to help someone out and if you want to look like an elitist **** while you swing your epeen over semantics, be my guest
But you're still wrong. You may be "almost always right" but its the almost here that's the key. My DPS in heroic instances and in Cata raids is consistent and top using the rotation I provided above. I've spent hours researching my *** off and refining it because the guild I have been with for years over multiple games, is a guild that gets things done, and I need to be able to play my class as best as I can. I am doing that, and offered my suggestions. Take it as you will. Im not forcing you to use it. Im only providing information that may be valuable to others looking for information.
If you are certain about freezing/frost trap proccing Lock and Load on bosses then by all means prove it, it could be true and if it is I'm interested in it as it could increase my dps.
I dont need to prove it to you. If you are interested, get off your *** get into a raid and try it yourself. All I can say is, Im looking at my recount from last nights raid. I have 12.4k DPS on one fight and 11.9k DPS on another, using the rotation above. And thats pretty normal for my numbers.
And with that Im off to game. Have a good one, and to OP, best of luck to you. Do what you enjoy and love the game. That, above all, is what really matters most