I just don't feel that UI watching for for Holy Power lends to fun. I feel a sense of loss while raiding now. It feels too topical and not enough immersion in the raid while watching holy power
This, this and this, thank you Olafson.
Ok, to the OP... I think you're wrong about "separating good players from bad" unless by "good" and "bad" you mean "people who use a mod to track holy power and those who don't".
Irritating as I found it, I just changed my addons to give me the same kind of warnings I get when on my feral druid or rogue. Huge, blaring messages (or aura effects) in the middle of the screen that can't be missed when I *really* need to dump power right now.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HOLY POWER FULL<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
for example, on MSBT
or a big glowing circle around my character on Power Auras. Or an addon that moves combo points so they're front and center, similar to how many death knights handle runes, or how my combo points show up on my other characters. Or some combination thereof.
I don't think that having this particular insight requires any sort of real "good" or "bad" paladin play, instead it leads to "better" play.
Also, not everyone likes combo points. Not everyone finds watching combo points a fun playstyle, its probably why not everyone has a rogue or feral druid (have you noticed how few rogues there actually are?) . So please don't just call people who either don't like a combo point playstyle or are not used to needing extra mods to track basic game mechanics "bad".