One of the downsides to playing a hybrid class is that you need two sets of gear. Prot/Ret or Resto/Bear etc...
You can't do both jobs in the same gear. While this is a problem gearing up - Once geared, this is very nice. You only need to press a few buttons and suddenly you move from Prot to Ret. No reforge - No ReGem - No Re'chant.
This isn't the case with most 'pure' classes. So - I guess my question is this - Which spec will do the most damage most of the time.
For Arcane vs Fire ~ You are basically saying Mastery vs Haste.
Both require INT. Both require Hit. So the big difference is Mastery vs Haste and my understanding is that both specs Love one of the stats and Hate the other.
I'm not going to going to (Nor would my guild permit me to waste their time) - Change my entire gear over every fight.
So which spec is going to be the better spec - most of the time?