Come one, being suboptimal is miles away from saying we should all delete our mesmers. Straw man arguments don't contribute to this discussion at all. Mesmers were already in a very shaky position even before the patch, and this update just screwed them even further.
Mesmer is my main, but my thief and ele alts have never seem so much play. If I want optimal runs when I'm playing, who do I take to AC? I usually grab my ele. CM? My thief. CoE? My ele. And so on... Does that mean I deleted my mesmer or never use her? Of course not. I do it all the time... I'm just aware that, in most cases, I won't be contributing as much as if I chose another profession for that particular run if I'm going for a fast clear. Having said that, mesmers are still good, fun and very useful. Even if they can potentially slow down some runs, mesmers can make them much smoother in many cases.
Although some people like running each and every dungeon with a composition set in stone, most people don't and take professions that are fine, even if it deviates from the "optimal" setup, either because they enjoy playing them or because they want to try something different and have fun - it could be a mesmer, an engi, even a second warrior. I can't speak for Nike, but I think even DnT, as much as they are a hardcore dungeon guild, don't force people to run profession X or Y in every single dungeon run using perfect, optimal setups as if they were going for a world record.
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