Nobody is preaching the truth here, including you. I am just presenting my subjective opinion for the short comings of P RK and it's not just specifically for end game Physical RK PvM and why DB RK is a better build overall in a competitive sense. There are not many no reason for RK to go for BB+IB build, especially if they consider the build for transitioning purposes (level 100-130 then switch to DB, as it is extremely inefficient while DB RK holds up ok at lower level). End game DB RK also has more utility and potential than P RK in many scenario. While P RK can easily be replaced by other build from other class at much lower the cost.
Your lack of ability to look things in a bigger a picture is probably why we're having this contention now. It will also likely misleading many newyer players to go for a lackluster and expensive build in many PvM and WoE scenario outside particular solo actions. You have yet to addressed any of my concerns and I am willing to listen to your opinion. Your lines of credibility insults ultimately tells me you have no idea what you're talking about either, and you probably regret dumping 3-4B into a build that are not as good as you'd like it to be. But it's probably build that is a lot of fun for you, and that's perfectly ok. Majority of the RK in the server are already making a decision to go for DB builds and hardly anyone go for P RK for whatever reasons, and I personally think that's a most logical decision based on my personal analysis.
And I think many of the veterans posters have clearly demonstrated how toxic this community is with one liner insults. It really gives out bad impression, and it is not the first time either. There are many times where peopleand newer players ask legitimate questions but got shutdown by forum "elitism" and call the OP noobs and stuff. Everybody is entitled to their opinion, as you may agree or disagree.
So here's the thing. Every time I make a point, you refute that point by extrapolating into this 'bigger picture' that has nothing to do with the original discussion.
We're not talking about other classes. We're not talking about WoE. We're not talking about leveling, or party play. Why aren't we talking about those? Because other classes/DB wins flat out.
We're talking about end game, solo instance PVM/MVP. And the reason we're talking about this is that it's where the majority of semi-casual semi-hardcore players spend their time in game. Don't agree? Let me break it down for you.
WoE population sits at around 150-200 max out of 3-4k+ players. Obviously not the majority.
Leveling is a process everyone goes through that takes on average 4-5 months. Unless you're literally only planning on playing this game to level characters and/or going to quit once you hit max level, obviously not the majority.
Instance/MVP partying with randoms pretty much doesn't happen. The only place where it happens semi-regularly is in a dedicated PVM guild. How many players are in dedicated PVM guilds? Not the majority. How many of those players are people who will consistently PVM in a party but never want to solo anything? Not the majority.
So there's quite clearly a target audience for the build, right? There's quite clearly a considerable number of players who spend most of their time PVM'ing solo. These guys are hardcore enough to want to solo consistently, but also casual enough to not care too much about which class is the absolute best. They care enough to want to be able to kill stuff decently, but not to the point of rolling a Gen or GX just because those classes are the most efficient. Is it really so difficult to imagine this type of player exists? It shouldn't be, because I'm literally drawing a line down the exact middle of the playerbase which is what most people tend to identify with.
Okay, so here we have our average Joe who's taken a liking to RKs. He's not particularly interested in WoE since he's heard Renewal WoE is a pretty imbalanced one shot fest, and while he's joined a guild and made friends, instance-wise they really only do ET once a week because it's hard to make everyone's schedules meet. So, he spends most of his time playing the game by himself. Now he wants to decide between DB or physical. He learns that DB is better for WoE and better for parties, but he doesn't WoE and he only parties very occasionally. There are also some limitations that are a bit annoying for PVM like being restricted to two elements and having a two second delay. Being an average guy with an average budget there's no way he can afford MVP cards. He's also not too keen on leveling an additional two characters either, since if he was going to go to that much effort why not just roll a Geneticist instead for higher reward?
Then someone tells him about a physical build and how it's a lot more versatile, can clear a much larger variety of content than a DB build can on his average budget, but that it sucks in WoE and as party DPS. Joe thinks about it for awhile and realizes that since he spends most of his time playing the game solo, he would be okay with the tradeoff. So he goes for the physical build and has a lot more fun during the week since he can do so much more than he could before. He also doesn't have to break his keyboard spamming two skills repeatedly which is a bonus.
Bottom line: most players don't WoE, most players won't spend most of their time leveling, most players aren't in a super dedicated PVM guild, so what's left? Solo PVM. Now how does a DB build compare with a physical build in this regard? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. One such advantage of a physical build is that it's able to complete a larger number of instances than its DB counterpart. It doesn't require MVPs or triple clients to achieve this, either.
Would I recommend it to a new player? Hell no. Nor did I ever say you should go physical straight out the gate at level 100. But just because a build sucks at the early levels doesn't mean it sucks at the later ones too.
Regarding the "toxicity": everyone is entitled to their own opinion, sure. But when that opinion isn't based on empirical or even anecdotal evidence it's pretty hard to take it seriously. The extent of your argument is basically, 'I played a physical RK while leveling, it sucked. I never got to max level or end game on it, but since it seems like a worser GX, it must suck for that, too.'
To conclude. It's true that DB is better holistically speaking, but it doesn't matter nearly as much when some of the fields it holds an advantage in either aren't very populated (WoE) or typically don't occur as often (instance parties).