Thanks, that does clear it up. Is the Parser only used for DPS????
Healing can be monitored as well. It depends on what type of metrics are available and if a parser is programed to watch for them.
The thing with parsers is the hard core are always going to love them: they prove unto themselves their value by illuminating a players output. To those that don't give a positive rats *** about being the "best" or just want to play the game for fun, parsers drip down and cloud the water. If you're fighting a raid boss, you're in a progression guild, or a really hardcore static, parsing data isn't something you should necessarily care about: you're playing in that end game world. If you're a random in a dungeon and the party isn't failing, parsing isn't something you should have to think about. The issue is when the raid-type folks start in on the "fun in a dungeon" folks and start telling them how "bad" they are.
People see the tool as being bad because of this, when it's not. It's the people using them like idiots. If you're going to parse, or be super hard core, you can't shove your playstyle and ethos down random people's throats. If you're in a progression raid group, you can't expect not to have your performance monitored. ****, I would recommend if you're in a raid group you already are monitoring your performance. The tool itself isn't bad, they can be very helpful, however people can be self-important egotists and very unhelpful.