Saying things like "Had I had the the three talents in place even if the talents really did remove a flat 6% I would have only mitigated 2156 damage or 90 damage per hit. If that came down to being life or death you have worse problems than not having IDS" seems kinda egomaniacal to me. I know that when I die, and my health is at 0, I sure wish it had been at 90 instead of 0. Taking this talent is like stacking armor. Sure, upgrading a peice and gaining 100 armor (or less) may seem insignificant~think that's about what, .1 or less mititgation? But every time I die, I wish I had that .1 health instead of none.
Also, where would you put those 3 other points anyway
Playing a warrior tank well is its own reward.