Watching other people spec is hazardous to your health.

So I was sitting there in IF waiting for my arena queue to pop up. (2v2 queue ftl) and I saw one of the tanks from another one of the top guilds on my server.  I actually saw him wandering around earlier in what appeared to be pvp gear and now he was standing in front of the warrior trainer apparently respeccing back to prot.  So I hit him with the ole’ /inspect.  I was able to actually watch him spend his all his talent points.  He put 12 in arms and I thought, ‘wow, that’s an unconventional and rather aggressive setup’, then I saw him start putting points into protection and skip right past fury.  I thought to myself, ‘well, he will probably go back and put points into cruelty last’.  But he kept spending points in prot until it looked like he was going to have to skip some key talents in order to get cruelty.  And then it happened – he spent all 49 of the remaining points in prot and not a single one in cruelty.  It made me cry on the inside and a little bit on the outside too. 

He went for an aggressive build with 3/3 imp heroic strike and 1/1 anger management and then shot it to hell by not putting any points into cruelty.  I totally respect people who go out on a limb and try a new spec, but you need to have thought it out and the spec needs to have a focus and a direction.  12/0/49 is a confused spec for someone who didn’t know what he wanted.

Of course this is coming from the guy who totally screwed up his spec last night and somehow ended up with only 1 point in improved thunderclap.  don’t ask…