Im pretty sure none of this is a spoiler, but read at your own risk.
I was so excited for my awesome new artifact weapons. Woo! it's all shiny and new and super powerful and it can give your abilities all kinds of buffs and stuff. So fun! ....... However, in my fevered elation, I failed to realize that the weapon is spec bound. I thought that maybe I could use it with another spec, just not get the bonuses from it, alas I was wrong.
My advice is to weigh the pros and cons of using your artifact for a leveling spec or forthinking to your "end game" destiny.
While your past can inform you and your future can inspire you, the moment of choice exists in the here and now. - Debbie Ford