Now that the world has been blown up, I've been considering starting a healer to level through some of the new content, but want to be able to take a hit if I need to as well. I.e. I don't want to feel like I'm going to go down in two hits. I was thinking a paladin because of plate, shields, bubbles, and talents that let you heal yourself while you heal others, but I thought I'd ask around before rolling something, especially since mechanics like priest shields and agro drops might do more in the long run than extra armor.
Thanks for your time, it's greatly appreciated.