Here is the problum,
You are complaining about pvp and pve.
PvPers are being heard more than the pve community atm. So mages are being adjusted for pvp with very little concern or focus on pve atm.
As it stands for pvp stop crying, pvp never ever will be balanced. Manny games try to and everyone fails at it. The only way you are ever going to see balance in pvp is if everyone enters the warfront naked with a stick and 10hp each time you get hit you loose 1hp and congrats you are now pvp balanced.
PvP is and always will be a flavor of the month thing, your on the top then adjustments get made, your back on the bottom. Also remember some people will just be better than you. I really wish the pvpers would stop crying because it makes everything else get screwed over.
As to PvE, Mages need help for Singel Target dps encounters, our rotations involve a lot of work for a very small payoff. If trion wants to come out and say look mages are ment to be an aoe/support class fine but at least just come out and be upfront about it. I dont need to top the charts on encounters like pluto, but I am sick of being 200-300 dps being people without relic gear smashing 1 button.
If you cant find a raid group who will take you in as dps then you need to find a better guild. If they are only using 1 chloro and 1 archon then move on to someone else. Plenty of guilds out their who know mages at some point will be fixed and will be beneficial to raids again as dps. We still use 3 dps mages in our runs and have one of the highest overall raid dps parses on pluto I have seen posted.
in mmo's you have to ride out the storms, classes always go up and down with each patch and at some point mages will go back up. It sucks for now but if you can wait it out you will get back on par with everyone else eventuailly. For everyone who has to have instant gratification i recomend leveling all 4 callings to 50 gearing them out and then you can play each new patch whatever role happens to be on top.