I admit I am a clicker. As a Dom/Chloro/Pyro I use 28 abilities regularly and another 8 rarely, not including 4 one hour long buffs.
I tried setting macro's to reduce the number of choices, but in almost all cases, each skill used is situational and I want to use on it's own. I tried keymapping my top dozen or so skills, but switching between keymapping and the other dozen or so buttons was just not working very well for me. I am resigned to be a button pusher on my Mage as well as a an occasional keyboard turner instead of mouse look (My default is mouse look....except when I need to click a button...)
So...how skilled of a Mage can one become while still clicking? Average? Good? Great but not exceptional?
Also, along the same lines, I have tried getting rid of the back button and always going forward w/ mouselook...and I just can not seem to master it. Is this also an essential skill for top level play?