That being said, the other healing classes are pretty obviously not in the same place shamans are. Played disc through Wrath and loved it, had a huge arsenal of tools to use and used them happily and situationally. (No shield spam for me, too boring.) Holy now and while I still have a huge arsenal of tools available, how I am able to use them has changed drastically. People talk a lot about choosing the correct spell for the situation. Right now the correct "choice of spell" about 85-90% of the time is Chakra/Heal. Small slow heal. Sure, I can still make use of the others if I use them sparingly. But it is like having a closet full of beautiful silks and satins and being forced to wear cotton. Completely serviceable, gets the job done, but it is really fun?
Focus with me here please: I read your posts and what I personally envy the most about shaman healing is that you are really having fun. Fun.
And right now, that is missing for me.