This is a long thread, with long posts, so I didnt read all of it.
But, You are given 2 classes to play with. If you have a problem with the ele E mangment skills, why not try the mesmer or necro ones? They are very good at what they do, and some even pack an offensive kick to them
Or, you could give up a teensy bit on absolute DPS, and play more than one line to compliment each other