In yesterday's thread on dual spec and class balance somebody was claiming that warlocks still topped the dps meters, and were the best damage dealing class around. That isn't what I see. A census (CensusPlus) I made last weekend on my server revealed warlocks to be the least popular class now. In our guild there is not a single raiding warlock any more, and in the few cases where I did raid with a warlock, his dps was less than that of the tanks.
So, am I on a server where all good warlocks got kidnapped by aliens? Or are warlocks really a bit weak in their current state? That would explain why patch 3.1 boosts them. If you play a warlock, or group regularly with one, I would like to hear about it. Where do warlocks currently rank damage-wise, top, middle, or bottom of the heap? Why has warlock become so unpopular? (WarcraftRealms shows them overall being second least popular after shamans over all levels, and least popular among level 80.)