I ended up taking a break at the end of last year and still having these thoughts. Ultimately, I'm not fully seeing how /SCH is the end-all/be-all sub for WHM. Now, before I get fully flamed for such, I admit that it could be me doing it wrong.
Here's my typical scenario:
Been whm since day 1 of NA PC Release, no issues with the job and been 99% of the time /SMN prior to /SCH coming out. I did a lot of /SCH before my break and while it was good, I had some concerns with it.
Most of my playtime is dedicated towards endgame events - primarily dynamis, salvage, and sea. I rarely take WHM to a true merit party and most of the time I'm in a party with a RDM.
When I'm /Sch, I have updated macros that's focused on utilizing stratagem (i.e. Penury -> Wait 1 -> Cure V; Celerity -> Wait 1 -> Erase; etc.). Unless I use Celerity for everything, the Wait required to pull off the ability can lead to just that much longer to get the spell off. Lastly, Sublimation is great but when RDMs keep trying to refresh you, it's not all that's good imo.
Now, I DO like the -mp cost thanks to Light Arts and also like that Dark Arts + Addendum : Black gives us enough Dispel power to do Lamia 13 w/ little issue (not to mention being able to pull off Aspir on occasion).
So here's the question...am I doing it wrong? Do most people focus on using the Stratagem from the menu and not fully integrated into their macros due to the wait latency? Do most people ignore sublimation when a rdm is around?
Like I said, am I just not getting it or just plain old doing it wrong?
Edited, Feb 26th 2010 4:27pm by Unholyllama