I managed to top KBs in most games, but it used to be every game before today and it wasn't by a huge margin llike previously. Facing solid premades this naturally wasn't the case while pugging. My damage was not always the highest, it was usually a rogue or mage that was topping damage. Overall it was very competitive.
This being said, I am outgearing probably 90% of the people in these games.
One problem is I was soaking up a lot of heals to be able to be competitive with lesser geared people. I do bring a solid healing debuff and aoe fear, but I'm not sure it compensates for being so exposed.
If they are going to go down the route of less damage, more survival needs to be given, especially against magic.