This is upsetting to me as I was just about to make a Paladin Alt. Why should Paladin be the only class who MUST use BOA gear that was created for other classes?
Not to mention that Paladins who have all PLATE equipped are buffed:
Increases your primary attribute by 5% while wearing Plate in all armor slots. Holy specialization grants Intellect, Protection specialization grants Stamina, and Retribution specialization grants Strength.
YES I know > Holy Paly could wear mail, or leather, or cloth, but thats a horrible argument, just like a shaman could use leather or cloth, but yet they have a BOA set for them > as does every other class/spec that I know of. Not to mention with Cataclysm comes more BOA plate > unfortunately its all useless to a Holy Paladin.
I dont expect a Blue to respond to this, because what could be their excuse for this other than lack of care? How hard would it have been to throw some caster stats on 2 pieces of armor?