I was perusing MMOChampion, when I came across these posts by Draztal of the EU blues:
You have two talent specializations. Why not have one for DPS? Even if it's a different healing spec, do you really need it at every single moment of the day? It's your choice to go with two healing specs, and that obviously comes with a downside (just as a tank that decides to go with two different tanking specs and argues his DPS is low on that content).
Proceeding to argue that because you run with a dual healing spec there's no content you can do is not going to get you very far because the answer is simple: use a DPS spec for that content.
If you are arguing that it's bad design that you're expected to do damage to defeat your foes (which is what you do on daily quests and scenarios) then I have the feeling we're just disagreeing on a fundamental level: what makes this game an (MMO)RPG.
You can't heal your foes to death (at least not yet), so if you don't want to DPS but want to do dailies, nothing short of divine intervention will help you solve your case. It really sounds like we just disagree on the most fundamental level: how the game should be played on its most basic level.
Since for some inane reason I can't post on the EU forums, I'll just have to start a discussion on this here.
It's things like this that cause players to suspect that Blizzard employees don't actually play this game. He does know that solo-questing and doing dailies in a tank spec has been both viable and, in some cases, easier since the Lich King patch, right? Yeah it might take you longer to kill 1 out of the 8 bears you need to kill for some daily as a tank, but you can easily pick up 8 bears and aoe them down. For some tanks, the extra time it takes to kill a single mob might be negligible, too.
Meanwhile, I, as a resto shaman, have to deal with lower damage, spell pushback, and long cast times. And what about paladin and monk healers? They don't have caster specs that they can use with their healing gear that I'm aware of, so they need to maintain a completely separate gear set, too. My secondary spec is elemental, so I do take full advantage of that feature. But were we not told that Blizzard wouldn't design content around players having dual specialization?
My shaman is my only max level healer, so I understand my perspective may be a bit limited. How does the healing community feel about this? Do you think we should have better soloing ability in our healing specs?