Back before tbc retri and prot was kinda useless, with judgement stripping you of your seal and ur seals only lasting 30seconds was kinda bad but i still prefered that to what we got now. True we had no proper damaging moves (not even CS) but if you beat someone you always felt amazing after cos it was so hard to beat someone and you needed skill to do so.
TBC was much better, the start of retri being born and prot being useful. This was the time i loved. Healing was fun and hard work and retri was amazing, you picked between wings or your bubble or lay on hands, good times. Oh and also the instant flash of light (back when fol was the little heal) was great.
WOTLK again was great had more spells and hard exocism being thrown into the mix which gave it a nice twist and healing again was fun.
Then cata..... oh dear god. The death of shockadins, the death of skill and the death of fun. I hate the RNG based fights. No damage until you pop your cds or when everything starts flashing. Its silly, we are the only class which goes from amazing dps to nothing over 12seconds.
The reason im posting this isnt to moan about how cata has made me become an altaholic trying to find something like retri pallys back in the day but more who else feels the same?
Whats bugging you about your class/spec and what would you like different? Then just maybe.... MAYBE blizzard will see this and change pallys to be a bit more reliable in a fight.