Yea, eating up a ss like that is a waste. Let the shammy use a earth shock, an elemental shammy can use lighting bold or chain lighting on it and we just so happen to have a raiding boomkin who probably loves eating a SS.
/agree with cat or ravager ( I think a cat has been showen to do more than any other pet, but I don't remember the link)
Beastmaster with a cat with Fero. and cobra reflexes.
Its a rare class that has dual pve pvp use. The faster you pet attacks (my cat has close to a 1.0 attack speed) the more you keep your group buff up. (Basically 100% of the time). and it stacks. so 3 BM hunters in a group is a 9% dmg buff. Ever see a caster try to get a spell off with a 1.0 attack speed pet hitting them?
Also, for fellow cat users - don't train bite. Just claw. It is better energy management for the amount of energy you are throwing at your pet.
I think the comments on the post above go into the flaws of using a wind serp in such a way.