Its no different then gearing or meriting specifically for nuking, and while they may be slower, they are not really any less effective.
It is completely different, actually.
-RDM has access to much better nuke gear than melee gear.
-RDM's weapon choices, outside Relic/Mythic/Empyrean, pale in comparison to Magian DMG staves.
-Meleeing feeds exponentially more TP than nuking, making a large number of targets unfeasible or downright impossible.
The only time that meleeing is superior is when you're killing trash mobs, or fighting something that takes zero magical damage. Given that these mobs are quite rare, it's niche at best, redundant/counterproductive at worst.
I am quite sick of your nonsense on this subject; there's a reason why everyone uses /nin or /sch and nukes. If you were a PLD you'd probably advocate using Staff or something equally retarded. Would be right up your alley, troll, get to it.
In regards to your second half......who is being the braggart now?
Yep, you jealous. As for Rog and Xenith... no offense intended Xenith, but forcing a square peg into a round hole isn't my idea of a good time. And Rog? Don't make me laugh. You said it yourself best here:
(also wtf @ Rog refining it? He did what everyone else did in a bit better gear. Honestly dieing 4-5 times to a mob is not reinvention. He was good but I would hardly credit him with being on a similar level as Avesta was.)
And what about you, sir troll? From everything I'm led to believe from your multitude of posts here, you're a ******** RDM who thinks /DNC is useful (lol) and tries his best to avoid the 'Mage' in 'Red Mage'. Enough said.