08/23/2012 09:19 PMPersonally I really want to get into healing, but healers get blamed whenever a raid goes awry, even though it's usually not their fault; hence, I'm having second thoughts.
Posted by Pzkpfw
True that...I've had my worst experiences in LFD as a healer. Not only will you get blamed for bad healing, but also for bad tanking and bad DPSing.
There are other sides to the coin. Maybe because of the blame game, healers are a very tight-knit bunch. I think the healing community is the most supportive in the game (outside of this newbie forum).
For instance, there's a great thread for venting about horrible LFD and LFR experiences in the healing forum: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6202181753#6
The stories are funny, and you get a lot of support. The DPS and Tank forums have tried to start similar threads, but they never take off.
Also, of course, 1) Healing is rewarding in a different way -- if the group lives, you've succeeded, and you don't need to worry about how you did on Recount, and 2) It's more variable than DPSing...you have to react to what's happening more often, rather than sticking to your rotation. Keeps you on your toes.
My 2 cents.