Well I've never been "high end" in D3, nor is that something I really care about attaining. I mean, my Wizard is now one of my best-geared characters, and she only has 59k DPS, 1000 resists and 4600 armor - enough to handle MP5 (pre-hotfix) but no more. But, given the insane HP increases beyond that MP level, I wouldn't care to play it anyway. Most of my characters have DPS in the 60-80k range (the Barb, now with a Skorn, is at 99k, but I'm not sure I like using it over Schaefers's Hammer), so none of them are ever going to play at MP9 or MP10, and I'm OK with that. Once I'm done trying all the builds I want to try, and get sick of playing my favorite ones, I'm going to move on from D3 anyway. And the Infernal Machine minigame does not really appeal to me, since I found bosses to be the worst part of D3. Until then my melee/meteor wizard is a lot of fun, but no, not as effective as WW, from a proc-generating perspective. But she kills very quickly (especially now that I've added Explosive Blast/Chain Reaction back in) and can take a few hits even without Diamond Skin, so she's "combat effective" even without WW. Going to try the build this guy came up with, after I get bored with melee style.