Oh no, my future has been told! As aerial said in another thread, after reaching paragon level 100 the game is pretty boring. I agree with this prognostication.
Instead of staying bored, I decided to try out killing Ghom on MP0 with various skills to find the relative killing speed of each:
Spreadsheet of results:
My character used during the test:
I end up finding out some interesting things as presented in the OP on the bnet thread and then I found some more interesting skill combinations.
Blazing Spiders + Haunt Resentful Spirit. Who would have thought that would be a good skill combo?
Rush of Essence and Vision Quest stack? I hadn't considered that before, even though it was obvious.
So the experiment:
Kill Ghom on MP0 with various skill setups to see how skill combinations compare to each other for single target killing speed.
We all know a grain of salt is needed when playing in real situations, but this was interesting to me so I've completed it.
I pick a set of attack skills and passives, and then grind out five+ MP0 Ghom kill times to create a decent set of data.
I can then repeat this experiment for other sets of skills, resulting in a way to compare skills to one another.
I am really only interested in using mana positive skills, but I include mana negative skill combinations because it is possible someone else gets them to be mana positive with other gear selections.