Interesting, I'm glad I asked. Otherwise I would have waste about 10-20 laurels on the wrong utility. I think I have close to 2 mil karma. The magic find would be beneficial when killing the champions and veterans.
You both bring up some vary valid points, I do agree with. It seemed like the conditions would be a nice touch for when you have to back off from an enemy or boss to heal and such while they still take damage. With the GS it mostly seemed that the players would just move out of the way of 110B. With sword/sword, it was a nice combination to have bleed and torment damage as well as physical.I see what you mean about the toughness, at end game don't think that much toughness would make much of a difference.
Well with the new zones being released and another dungeon being half coded for two years its a fair guess that there will be a new dungeon at least. I also doubt that they won't give us a raid boss to chew on.
Zerk has been around for too long and I personally feel very discouraged to spend any money on it simply because anet might kill it in the next patch. It's hard to say. Some may argue that because everyone has zerk now on every bit of armor it's unlikely that anet will nerf it, but then who knows right?
Looking at dungeons such as CoE or Arah that favour zerk over everything else it seems that the new dungeon might be the same. At the same time we have stuff like Teq and Wurms that can't be crit (certain phases only for wurm). Fractals are zerk only too.
This is what I'm worried about as well, just came back after a break and I have a lot of Laurels left, but I'm not sure what to use it on. I don't want to get something and turns out it's not as effective anymore. We all know how time consuming it is to get ascended accessories.
The biggest thing that would tell if it might lose people is if its WVW ranking starts to drop. Besides that I think you would just have to be lucky enough to catch it when it has a few slots open. Been trying to get into the higher servers as well but no luck so far.