Fire nerfed into the ground? That's funny, I don't see any hotfixes today...
5.3 made fire completely gear dependent, which was a nerf to those of us who don't raid normals
warlocks are pretty appealing, I'm really good at mage for a non-guild player, I usually outdps most people in lfr who have superior gear, but if I wanted to jump ship to warlock, this interim between content releases would be the time
my warlock is 80 and i have 6 pieces of timeless gear I could give him, I just dread going from 80-90 again even with the exp nerfs tho it'd give me a good chance to learn to play the class at higher levels
with practice warlocks should easily outdps fire mages while having more survivability and being more fun? tho that's objective