My two cents as a very casual player since vanilla;
Yes it’s still fun, for a casual player. I can’t speak for the raiders etc cus I’m not one of them. But as someone who logs back in for a few months every other expansion it’s good fun.
I like it, probably my favourite spec. It has the class fantasy down. Poisons, bleeds, stealth. Great st dmg and good aoe when talented. A bit bland rotation wise at first glance, but I actually think it’s quite interesting with target tabbing dots etc. Traits are good fun too.
The pirate, I like the idea. Roll the bones is great, I am one of those ppl that actually like RNG. Feel like a god one moment and like a wet noodle the other. The rotation, however, not a fan. Too spammy for my taste. I just don’t really enjoy mashing buttons. All in all a fun spec none the less.
It’s a shame, really. The potential class fantasy is awesome. A Naruto, Itachi- blade shuriken shadow ninja? Yes give me more of that please. It just doesn’t seem to work tho. The cooldowns are supposed to be the spec’s bread and butter but all they do for me is make an already bland rotation even more bland. RNG (as in outlaw) is fun for me. But having your dps (and usefulness in a pug, for instance) cut in half outside your cooldowns, is not.
Happy with 2/3 tho so not that bad, from a casual player’s perspective …