Interesting. I don't know, I thought I screwed it up on my cleric. She was suspended for 2 weeks when it all happened. Logged in and casted one spell and saw the specialization skillups and was like OMG I forgot. I will log into my Mage now and see.From what i've seen aren't they auto setting specialisation cap now.... Its not like it use to be where first and second had highest points. I could be wrong but im pretty sure its preset now.
Edit - My Mage are all at 180/285. I believe once I cast one above 186 it will force it to 285 max, and if I go to 236, I am good. My next one to 186, it will then take it to 235 max. The rest stay at 185 max.