If you compare the balance druid survivability with any other class or spec you can say that moonkins have very low survivability. Due the lack of abilities that are effective in pvp, a balance druid is an easy target to kill. Even when you are quite good geared still you have to struggle to keep yourself alive.
Have you ever tried fighting a rogue in a plain field? You won't escape and will be dead within a few moments. Or remember the times that you faced an equal geared deathknight, oh those horrible moments of trying to escape those slowing effects.
It comes down to this:
I feel really bad about the moonkin pvp as it is today. Ive been playing balance ever since I started playing this game. It was quite good and I was a challenge to my enemies. Until cataclysm came...Not only did the cataclysm change the face of the world but it also changed the face of Moonkin pvp forever. I believe that Balance druids have poor defensive abilities. What do we have?:
thats about it I guess. Indeed we have roots and cyclone wich are handy against melee. But still I don't feel like it's very effective and really helps me alot. Also typhoon is useless...the knockback doesn't help you at all...
If you push a feral druid away -> you get leaped.
If you push a warrior away ->you get charged
If you push a rogue away -> rogue will shadowstep
If you push a deathknight away -> you will get deathgripped
I like the idea of a pushback but our enemies always have a counter attack
We also don't have that many slowing effects, we have the Mushrooms wich were a nice addition to the moonkin gameplay but I also don't feel like they could be of great matter because it simply takes to long to put all the mushrooms on the right position. And the slowing effect can easly be avoided. Besides that we have our daze effect from typhoon wich lasts 6 seconds...but it doesnt matter! because melee will use one of the abilities from above.
Moonkin is a great class and I love to play it. There is nothing wrong with it in PVE, it's a very competitive spec on that area. But in PVP...it's a disaster...
I'm not someone who is complaining about everything and that the game is screwed like there are so many...I'm just saying these facts.
If you don't agree with what I said in this post, feel free to share your own opinion.
(Ofcourse if you know anything about moonkins)