That is the part that really gets me. Ret is already almost all "proc-based" and "resource building" anyways, except for this one strange maintenance buff that feels very out of place in the rotation. This is something I've wanted to ask GC about for the longest time, but, given the lack of any dev post on the subject of Inquisition, I'm not going to get my hopes up.
And yes, I know that this is all my opinion and perception. However, given the amount of forum posts I've seen about this everywhere, I know that I am certainly not alone on this one.
Edit: As far as an idea of what I think it should be: I think it should be turned into a passive or removed completely. I believe that the current ret paladin already has enough in their damage toolkit (not to mention support, heals, etc) to be perfectly fine without it; as evidenced by the many people who leveled without using it.
The annoyance of a maintenance buff that provides a direct power increase is that most players will feel obligated to have it up all the time, thus making it "mandatory". Which is a given, because who wants to do x% less dmg when they could be doing x% more? Not too many, I'm afraid.
Edit 2: Post moved due to irrelevance to original thread.