First off, I am four boxing Smugglers - though may drop one for a Shadow (tank). I am really liking AEing with my Smugglers using Thermal Grenade. Looking at XS Flyboy and Blaster Volley and Shrapnel Grenade they could really wreck havoc as AEers. And I am not as big into the single target backstabbing spec. And I wont be doing PvP. Just PvE.
Given this I am leaning towards Dirty Fighting rather than the Scrapper DPS spec. I can get Shrapnel Grenade and the bonus to Blaster Volley. Might run a hybrid spec with Sucker Punch/Round Two and Wounding Shot - still some nice single target stuff, but maximizing the AE ability.
Anyone doing a Dirty Fighting spec on their Scoundrel?