You are absolutely right. Especially in terms of Wildstar's mechanics. So you are right even more so when referring to Wildstar. There won't be any Boss fights where it's purely a DPS race, and besides, that would be a boring fight. On another note, I think Spellslinger DPS will be more brutal than Engineer's, but as was mentioned, Engineer can take more hits. So again, all this means is different mechanics when playing with an Engineer as opposed to Spellslinger. It's not about DPS, it's just about mechanics. Especially in Wildstar.