Needing Fire mage instead of Arcane
I was getting bored with arcane at the end of wrath. Decided to try fire in cata and thought questing / dungeons while leveling with fire would teahc me faster. Turns out, I didn't really start to "get" fire until after 85 and I had already gatered some gear.
Respecimg to fire and hitting the dummy, with or without a rotation helper, will probably not be enough. What I do with my fire priorities is the same as when I started - it just works MUCH better now. It really seems that with fire you need a LOT of work on it to start seeing your real potential. Repetition and lots of it makes the "rotation" work much better.
In the end, fire does better for me now all the time and really outshines on AoE or movement, which there's TONs of in the raids. Added bonus, once my priorities tightened up enough, I enjoy playing fire more than I ever did arcane. When I do good dps, I know it's skill.
"he doens't need healing, he doesn't need healing, he doesn't nee-WHAOSHIT!wtf was that man!". Please stop leaning on TDR. -Teng