How I'm Dumb about Arcane Brilliance and mage stuff in general

Xyn informed me today that Arcane Brilliance does not in fact give you intellect anymore.  The tooltip actually says:

"Increases maximum mana by 2126. Increases spellpower by 6%."

I felt really stupid I didn't know that.  But I asked in guild and almost everybody hadn't realise that also.  So maybe I'm not so dumb after all.

Now here is another stupid thing I didn't realise but should have.

Ring of frost.. is a RING.  you can stand in the middle and not get frozen!  DUH!  How many times have I been running out of the damn thing when I'm in the middle.