Sooo, I see that right. You are upset because of a design choice from over a Year ago? (At least that guy in the Video, and the way he Complains is utter Bullshit in my Opinion, "Uh, I cant choose my Rune based on Damage Output, I have to choose on Elemental Damage and/or Auxillery Effect")
Because your theorycrafting was based on wrong numbers?
I understand its frustrating if you dont know the workings/what affects what. Thats my main issue with D3 also, because you cant really grasp minor Changes. (No Logging of Damage/second and stuff)
But, honestly? The reason for that design Choice sounds allright. There wouldn´t be any more "real" choice with the additional Damage beeing dealt.
The difference is, you now dont slect per Damage, rather per auxilary Effect.
Or the Elemental Damage you whish to do.
Also, if you are that much about min and maxing. The "Choice" is always an Illusion. Because there is always a Single best thing to do. #
But to be Honest. I would love to not always feel like I have to trade of Tons of Damage for an Awesome Auxillery Effect.