As a hunter, I’ve received a number or requests while runing random 5-man groups: CC this, don’t CC, dismiss your pet, have your pet attack this, etc. However, being told to respec is a new one for me. I understand that MM isn’t the OP machine that survival is, but there is no reason to expect me to go back, spend cash and respec to what the tank thinks I should run, and expect me to run it as well as I do MM. I have to admit, this one took me back – in retrospect, I should have asked for cash to respec (twice), and if he had ponied up, I should have come back and done miniscule DPS – survival isn’t my main spec (I have off-speced it now, but more for playing around with to learn than anything else.) When I refused, the tank made it clear he wasn’t going anywhere until 15 minutes had passed and he could vote to kick me. Apparently, a 45 minute wait now gives one an asshat with a Napoleon complex.
There was a time when I could have respectfully run a survival hunter, but Cataclysm changed the mechanics of huntering so much (along with about a 3 month absence from the game) that I wouldn’t feel comfortable running it in a heroic right now. I suppose I’m not one of the uber-elite who spends their entire day playing, I have a life that makes demands … I’ll get to the other specs later. Heck, after 4.0.6, folks may not be in such a hurry to grab that spec anyway.