Jul 23rd 2008 1:18PM According to Blizz MM should not be on par with BM when it comes to pure DPS since BM has lot mnore to lose if a pet dies.
This leaves MM a mixture of utility and DPS for raids.
It is built to do more DPS than survival and it certainly does that.
Add to that the chimera shot, which on raid bosses is pretty much amazing if you think about it and the tree starts to make more sense.
I really see no reason to switch stings over to SV, exploding shot is also a nice nod towards the ultimate survivalist, Rambo:-)