I have been leveling this paladin recently and really love ret dps thus far. I plan to keep ret as one of my specs, and just would like to know a few things about tanking/healing so I can get an idea which I should have as my off-spec.
How hard are they to gear for? I understand tanking really requires more optimal gear (especially in the LFR setting where you don't have 5 others to fill in your gaps, like how healers have). I've never really filled either role to much extent, other than a brief stint of healing on my shaman during Wrath.
Is it a situation I should just get a starter set for both and try it out? Tanking definitely seems to have an edge in my mind as I've never done it and it seems challenging.