Infraction: 3. All discussion should be both polite and civil.
Message to User:
Calm down, kid. Just because the guy you're replying to is an idiot doesn't mean you need to act like one too.
Some numbers for those thinking of down-ranking. The numbers are numbers I could find on wowwiki and wowhead, I may be wrong on the down-ranked cost as well, I wasn't able to find a number other than the 26% listed on wowhead for a rank 1 PW:S, versus the 23% for a rank 13 or 14.
No one should be thinking of down ranking, ever. Your argument makes no sense. Yes, you have proven that at a higher mana pool the return from rank 1 is the same as max rank with a lower mana pool. Plug in the rapture return numbers of a max rank at the 24k mana mark, add in the 70 mana saved per cast, then add the optional heal from glyph and let us know what you get. Better yet, don't do that, spend the time contemplating why we are wasting time even commenting about this ludicrous, unplausable mechanic.