I'll reiterate my point. It's not that big of a deal, if you were getting into bad positions that much then you simply need to rethink your positioning. One sprint is enough to get out of most, if not all, 'O Fuck' situations. You shouldn't be burning 12k mana on not getting sheeped anyways, you should be able to range/los that ish.
I don't only think it was used to "fix" positioning only. I def feel it was also good for getting outta situations where you as a paladin are being trained and freedom is down(whatever other things might go wrong). I do agree I haven't had an issue yet but, before I def enjoyed using or having 2 sprints back to back before the patch. We'll have to see deeper into the season if it really makes or breaks us for kiting.