Now don't get me wrong, I have been a very vocal poster for a long time about the myriad of problems with the priest class. I have been as skeptical and negative as a person could be when it came to many of the healing decisions that were going to be made with Cataclysm and how they would affect my class but man oh man you guys have served me a heaping helping of crow.
It's finally a cerebral process again, healing. I finally have decisions to make again. I finally feel like it's, well, a game again. It feels fantastic. I communicate with my group mates/guildies. We discuss strategies, experiment with different methods and we fail sometimes, hard and it takes us 2 hours on some bosses just to figure out where to minimize and maximize our damage/healing in and out and you know what. It's frigging fantastic.
Please please please don't cave to this wave of negative sentiment and change your course. Stay strong and courageous and let these changes work themselves out. People who can't adapt will move on to other classes or find other things to do and you know what, that's ok. For every one of these Wrath babies you lose, you will pick up two in people who enjoy an engaging and thought provoking gaming experience.
Huzzah! The days of digital Whack-A-Mole are over!! Long live the Cataclysm style of healing!!
Now, having said all of that, I would like to point out that I reserve my right to revert back to the critical curmudgeon I was when it comes to class balance between the healing classes and their performances in the new raiding environments but you know what, you have made the game so much more fun for me now, I might even give you guys and gals a little slack while you fine tune us throughout the first tier of raiding content.
Thank you for making me eat my words. Thank you for making me think again. Thank you, in advance, for sticking to this decision. Trust yourselves and let this wave of tears pass. You are on the right track with healers, never doubt it, not for one minute.