exactly. The only problem priests have atm is no dispell protection on devouring plague. Aside from this they're very fine atm and even overpowered with BL.
Yeah the keywords there are "overpowered with BL" and maybe with an amazing druid using cyclone hacks. In either case the 3rd is probably a rogue or mage, and possibly a hunter. You have options to run like DK/sp/rdruid but even that is just a weaker version of shadowcleave.
It goes back to the same problem we've had every season. One overpowered comp (spriest/rogue for several seasons, shadowplay for a season, and now shatterplay). The rest of our comps are attempts for us (spriests) to kid ourselves in what could/should work on paper. Everything else right now is lackluster considering the success of any comp other than shatterplay is pretty much restricted to mediocre battlegroups or sub 2500 ratings. I'm aware there are a few scatterplay and RPS out there but again you won't see that shit in a tournament.
You'll probably see one or two shatterplays do well on the upcoming TR, and there might be a wildcard spriest who qualifies.
I would say spriest status is comparable to Enhancement shamans. You've got the FOTM'ers running beast cleave which is just pure homosex (and you can thank the one or two people who popularized that comp for the ridiculous plague of beast cleaves everywhere you look now), and then every now and then you get owned by some random enhancement comp that isn't beast cleave, and beat it the next game or go positive in a series. And then you think...yeah that enhancement team must be good to be that high rated. I doubt enhancement by itself brings you to a point to post on WoM and QQ about the spec. Beastcleave yes, enhancement no. Before beastcleave there was usually like one or two good enchancement players per BG. After Beastcleave everybody and their dog rolled an enhancement shaman cause they were bored of there <insert FOTM class here> and thought they'd be trendy by picking up the spec and running the beast cleave.
Does that mean enhancement is overpowered? Fuck no. Its still a relatively tactic-limited spec that takes acute positional awareness, timing, and coordination with teammates running some stupid gimmick comp to succeed as.
Having one good comp (plus its 1-2 way less statistically successful variants) tells me the class is still pretty limited and the source of the OPness is not the spec itself but the player, the comp synergy, or some ability on another class that is OP. In our case its obviously mage control, rogue burst, and shaman lust.
People outside the spriest community (or recent FOTM additions) need to listen to the long-standing spriest members about what needs to be tweaked. We are used to being underpowered and would rather be under-represented due to skill requirements (through positioning, dedication, utility, etc.) then over-represented due to gimmick damage in one comp (shatterplay or RPS) or gimmick outlast in another (sp/druid).
I dont like to stress the fact that the mage rocks, but he jus does,So, for all you staff users out there, feel free to come in and post, my staff is a good one, but here is how it goes
1. post message in the room
2. LOOK IT OVER
3. dont report anything, i might get in trouble :)
and 4. Have fun!!!