Post by Strandvaskeren
Right, of course it favours clothies!
So those kickass leather bracers with spellpower and spirit drop. Let's see, we have the resto druids rolling for it. No one else? Those are sweet! Okay, resto druid gets it by default, no one else wants/can use it.
Hey, a cloth chest with SP and spirit. Would you look at that. Who wants to roll? Okay, we've got the two locks, a mage, two priests, and the resto druid again. Okay, everyone /roll. Resto druid wins! congratulations!
Okay guys, a leather chest with spirit and spellpower just dropped. Only the resto druid can/wants to use it. Congratulations!
Oh look, the druid is sharding that cloth chest that two locks, a mage, and two priests could have used.
Those damn clothies, stealing all the loot.
Grow up, people.
I agree when it comes to resto druids, there are some really nice leather healer items in the game, so no need really to dip into cloth drops unless they are to be sharded.
Totally different scenario for balance druids. Let me just rewrite your post to fit a balance druid:
So those kickass leather bracers with spellpower and hit rating drop. No wait, Blizzard didn't care to put any bracers in the game with SP and Hit. Well, not completely true, there are the lvl 70 http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32351
from Black Temple, but lets disregard the completely outdated items and focus on drops we got with WOTLK. ZERO leather bracers with SP and Hit. Nada, nothing.
Hey, a cloth chest with SP and Hit. Would you look at that. Who wants to roll? Okay, we've got the two locks, a mage, two priests, and the balance druid again. The balance druid is told that cloth are for clothies and that he should wait for the leather chest with SP and Hit, except it never drops because Blizz didn't put any in the game. Only leather chest with SP and Hit is http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46064
which is a pvp item.
Okay guys, a leather chest with hit and spellpower just dropped. No it didn't. It doesn't exist.
Those damn moonkin, getting all the loot.
Here is the complete list of leather items with SP and Hit http://www.wowhead.com/?items=4.2&filter=cr=123:119:131;crs=1:1:1;crv=0:0:0
Please have a look at it. Not a single regular drop, only tier tokens and pvp rewards to aim for. That's why moonkins sometimes need on cloth, it's the only option available. And feel free to substitude "balance druid" for "elemental shaman" in the above, they too have to rely solely on tier tokens and pvp rewards if they want mail with SP and Hit.
Once again, except for tier tokens there are no leather and mail drops with SP and Hit in the game
, so stop telling moonkins and elemental shammys to GTFO because they need cloth to get hit capped.