Excepted that the holy priest spec is always at the bottom of all healing specs, while disc often on top and the moronic justification of holy being under is “just play disc if you feel underwhelmed playing holy”.
This has been the Status quo since way before the Firelands 2 years ago.
Hell developers even forgot to put holy priest spirit cloth in the Firelands raiding instance, which should be enough to tell you how much they care about it.
Holy certainly isn't always at the bottom of the healing specs. In fact, historically, Holy has been middle to top of the pack fairly consistently. The issue is that Disc has been incredibly powerful since Cata, which marginalizes Holy.
I'm also pretty sure the developers didn't "forget" to put spirit cloth in.
A little reality check of 10 man normal over 1 year on the top 100: http://www.raidbots.com/dpsbot/Overall_DPS/10N/100/7/365/default/#0000000000000000000000000000111111
I congratulate our bottom buddies the shamans on their bump up, but as far as I am concerned my holy spec has been forgotten.
I do occasionally play disc for the good of my guild but I really don’t enjoy it. How can one enjoy a proactive style that always requires ganking timers to max his/her preshielding?I don’t. So you will understand that I reject the argument “if you don’t like holy play disc”.
I don’t mind too much the sensory overload from holy (aka always looking for the barycenter of groups for POH) but I’d expect it to pay up if I put in a lot more work than other healing classes that relying first on smartheals.