In the PvP monthly thread I noted I think eles are the most nuanced, well balanced, and skillful class in all of GW2. I also noted that every character I have is level 80 except a (now) level 32 ele (after gaining a few levels.)
The disconnect comes from the fact that dual dagger combat happens fast enough that you literally need to practice playing the video game. To be really efficient, you need to be in the right element hitting the right skill immediately. Otherwise you're just using a bunch of skills. There is a flow to d/d, and I feel that I can't get the subconscious timing down without "maining"a dual dagger ele. In the ranger forum a lot of people said they hated using sword/dagger, and it has the except same timing element to it.
I'm not sure what the discussion I'm getting at is, but I think certain classes almost prevent you from playing other classes. If I were to play ele in hardcore PvP, I think I would effectively stop playing all other classes. When I'm 'in the zone' with my ele I can play above her level. If I've been playing sPvP on a 1-h sword ranger, I die to events in Queensdale on my ele.