If you ignore Disc and shaman for being OP, then you have to ignore Holy for being UP. That just leaves Monks, who have intrinsic mechanical issues, and paladins, who just plain don't have a robust AoE toolkit. By all rights, they should be excluded too.
I don't know about you, but I'll stick with reality, in which druids are second last in both raid sizes when they should rightfully be second best.
I'm not saying that, this is just in reference to the GC quote. Him saying "druids are fine" can be explained by working on the assumption that disc and resto shamans are OP (the first being true and the second being borderline). When you consider this exclusion then the quote makes more sense since under this assumption healer balance isn't all that off. I've said similar things in t12 when everyone was going on about how bad resto shamans seemed, where if you ignored resto druids healer balance was relatively close. Granted the situations to speak with exclusions are different, but it's largely to help people understand how far off things really are.
I'm not saying resto druid seems fine, because it isn't and I would like nothing better for blizzard to fix the fundamental issues with the spec that prevents it from going between the two extremes of healer balance. This is just an attempt on my part to try and give some context to the GC quote that people want to throw around.
12/15/2012 07:11 PMWorld first arguments are very valuable, provided they're taken in the proper context. Given a little diligence, such arguments can actually be the strongest evidence for or against the viability of a particular spec.
Posted by Anarri
To some extent it can be, but people like to forget that people in top guilds are still people, and have their own biases and opinions that effect what raid comps they run. It's not strictly about min/maxing, at least not in the way most people think about it, and can come down to external factors that don't have much to do with healer balance at all. Granted this doesn't say much about why a specific spec/class gets sat, just that it's not as cut and dry as people make it out to be.