Every healer is slowly turning into a Paladin, and that should scare you.
I want them to feel my pain and taste my Paladin angst.
You definitely have a point, no doubt about that. However, especially as a Paladin, I would like to see them differentiate Druids in another way than to leave them with this uniquely extra powerful CC. Putting it on the same DR as Fear might be a little bit over kill, but the change to allow Ice Block, bubble, and Mass Dispel to remove it was definitely a step in the right direction IMO.
The biggest turning point in WoW history for me, where my enjoyment of the game really took a nose dive, was when they homogenized all healers at the start of Cata so that all healers had the same 3 basic spells. They did it in the name of balance, and I totally disagreed with that. Holy light being the most worthless heal as a Paladin was equivalent to losing the ability to Cyclone at all to me.
Then the switch from Paladins mostly casting to Paladins being able to get away with mostly instants really left a sour taste in my mouth.
But these are the things people were asking for.
Warriors were asking for the ability to reflect without a shield, to be able to charge in combat, for more abilities to be available in all stances. Warlocks wanted an easier way to apply their dots, everyone wanted in on the instant cast party. It's like the ultimate case of "be careful what you wish for." Now playing as a Warrior doesn't feel like playing as a Warrior used to for the first 3 iterations of the game. I totally get what you're saying, but I really don't think that from a balance standpoint this is going to ruin Druids. Make them less fun to play? Make them feel more like a Paladin (God forbid)? Quite possibly. Ruin the class to the point where they have 0 representation and nobody will play with them? Highly unlikely.
What was probably the #1 thing people asked for in MoP? Less CC or less damage. Now we're getting it, and it's a bitter pill to swallow for some classes, and will start them down the road of "it doesn't even feel like I'm playing (insert your class here) anymore." I've already been there for the past 2 expansions, it sucks.