Usually in heroics and even sometimes in raid, people are not taking enough damage to warrant prayer of healing or the damage isn't going out to whole party to warrant any kind of aoe heal and I would like save the cooldown for circle of healing for fast heal on high aoe damage. I would love to use heal on those affected people but then the tank goes down too low so that I have to start using expensive spells and many cooldowns on a phase of fight that doesn't really require expensive spells. Since I am fresh level 80 I do get put in with undergeared tanks (which is completely fine by me).
Priests in higher tier gear don't experience this problem because their mana pool is twice the size of my mana pool and their regen rate is much higher. So they can afford to use expensive spells without many risks of going oom. I expect to be flamed for this part lol.
So is it too much to ask for some changes to flash heal or Heal?
For example, reduce the cast time of Heal and either reduce the base healing done by it or increase the mana cost.
Reduce both mana and healing throughput of flash heal. Giving inexpensive fast casting small heal for lower tiered people who don't really get to raid much.
TLDR: Can we please get an inexpensive fast casting small heal?