I read the thread on general forums where even druids are saying ridiculous things (complaining about a 3 second silence every 30, god forbid something stops them from casting a spammable cyclone, or have the abilitiy to burst them at low health without all their instant heals).
I mean a 3 second silence is pretty pathetic in the grand scheme of things. As a pally obviously I'm hurt more by silences then any other healer. I spec improved concentration aura even though it doesn't even work (all interupts are still full duration, even with conc aura up, I've even been CS'd through aura mastery full duration with concentration aura active).
Do people really thing this spec is that bad? I looked at SK gaming most popular 2v2, you see resto in 2nd at 14.7%, disc in 3rd at 9.9% and prot in 5th at 7.4%. So even though the entire community thinks its so overpowered, resto druids are basically still twice as good.
Holy isn't far behind prot, if you add the 2 specs together I suppose paladins become the best PVP healers since those 2 specs are combined. But prot alone by itself is lower then resto and disc.
Then the complaints about 20 second hammer. "Waah its so annoying". Know what else is annoying? Cyclone spam.
I admit the spec has overpowered flash of lights, and maybe a 20 second stun is too much. But if I say anything like "spammable cyclone is just fucking retarded", nobody will take me seriously because I play prot.
Honestly the one good thing about the nerf is I'll play holy, maybe people will take our opinions a little more seriously and hop off the bandwagon. Especially since next season holy will plummet to the lowest represented healing spec in arena, I bet it will go 3x lower the resto druids and 2x lower then resto shamans.
you missed the Whole point
Paladins do not have 2 healing specs, they have 1 and thats holy
healing as Protection specced, with more stamina, 20 sec Stun ,silence every 30 sec ,undispellable Divine plea and double healing done in Prot spec than holy spec, its just not something that neither me(and i assume many ppl) nor blizz would like to keep.