Recently, I tanked the silver challenge modes on my alliance DK. Now, I'm looking into setting up a Horde group, mostly to help my girlfriend and a couple of other friends get their mounts as well. Naturally, there's less need to optimize for silvers, but at the same time, I think I'm better at tanking on my DK than on my paladin and I want to have things set up as best I can. Basically my question comes down to Eternal Flame versus Sacred Shield.
Obviously, EF has been my preferred talent in general content since getting my 4-set, but when set bonuses don't work in CMs, it's hard to know if--and when--it's worth the tradeoff of losing a SotR. While that isn't a big deal during holy avenger, I feel like it's a fairly big mitigation loss outside of that. To some extent, it's something I know I should test myself and get a feel for, but does anyone who's tanked cms as a paladin since 5.4 have any feelings on which talent is better in the cm environment?
Also, just on a side note, are there any fun tricks exclusive to paladins? I know I really enjoyed the first boss of Scarlet Monastery on my DK... XD;