Admittedly, my gear isn't the best. I'm a casual player. I've never done raids or heroics. But that never stopped me from throwing on Blessing of Sanc, Seal of Light, and giving the business to a heaping of enemies all at once, coming out with near full health and mana. I loved how leveling vs. single enemies with a prot spec was tedious and mana inefficient, but that there was this brilliant singularity of talents and abilities that allowed us to level in a totally different manner from most others (except frost mages).
When I try it now, my mana is fine, but my health isn't. Perhaps I'm not getting the healing from Seal of Insight that I used to get from Seal of Light? Or maybe I'm actually taking more damage now that the defense stat is gone? Or some combination of the two?
If there are any prot paladins out there who have successfully done AoE grinding like the good ol' days, I would appreciate your advice on how to get my fun back. Because I'm just not feeling it right now, and I'm thinking of retiring my beloved paladin in favor of rolling up something that I have no preconceived notions about.