i agree that MD need a nerf for sure
i just dont see what SP damage have to do about it
we only have sw:pain as instant, the others requires a cast to proc or to be used.
im disc and i dont know much about warlocks, but i dont see they casting much often, for cc or damage, not saying that they are good, just saying that all casters doenst cast now days.
i agree with you when you say that almost every comp would like a spriest over another caster, i just dont see our damage being why they bring us.
Affliction warlock dps is only about casting, plain dots tickle by themselves unless u haunt and malefic grasp, and channeling a spell is harder than casting a 1.3 sec cast spell that crits for 120k. SP damage is really good, you shouldn't have the whole package, if you dont want to give up your damage you have to sacrifise your survivibility or your assist abilities for your healer.
Sorry but who decides what is on par with others? Every caster has their own strengths and weaknesses. Shadowpriest is not an s5 dk or s12 warrior that has the tools to render useless both melees and casters both in defense and offense.
Massdispel is a core shadowpriest spell, it is one of the reasons why people play this class and it has never been a problematic component. The tools gained this expansion are making everything else look over the top. Short cd Fade spell immunity is just too good for shadow, so is void shift because as I mentioned above , it is designed to put you in danger but as shadow you are always safe, so you practically have a half LoH as dps.
Even talbadar himself is saying MD is over the top as it is, taking every spell effect on your healer for an almost instant cast with 10 sec cd. While every other class has to pop their defensive cds when a hunter traps their healer a mere md makes it ok that they didn't even bother eating the trap, or even rewards them on making mistakes positioning. Don't talk about "why it was okay before but this expansion everyones whining about md" when dispelling and ccs go this is a complete different game than it was in the past expansions, thats why people are being upset about md, its mostly in the wow arena metagame sps seem to have literally everything from high damage, to great survivilibility to acting like a second healer.