I mean here we have people fighting over what's the absolute "best" dps for the next 11 days, mage specs haven't been working from the start of 4.0, and by the time they got around to fixing them 4.1 balance changes were already in the works. Unless you want bragging rights in the faceroll that is QF (which I'm sure is very important to some) there's been no reason to try and min/max anything, unless that happens to be something you enjoy doing, and can look past the possible legendary bugs getting in your way.
Everything's been in a state of "good enough for now" until 4.1, I sure don't care about a dps contest or bragging rights under such a pretext.
I know Archy's a good mage, and his Warlock guide has probably helped a mages who didn't know what they were doing.
The Elementalist guide also has helped a lot of mages who didn't know what they were doing.
But any arguments made here about what's better than what are about to be rendered invalid, so it's it's honestly really fun to watch everyone argue to seriously over a point that's not going to exist soon.