I've played a paladin since BC a little before Wrath and I knew they were horrible but I wanted to tank, it was boring as a ret, judgment, crusader strike...it was pretty much it. Then Wrath came out and it was by far the most fun I had playing Ret so I stayed Ret. I raided ret in 10-25s and was nearly always at the top. The rotation was fun, the spec was fun and had its little niches(if that makes sense). Then Cata came out and well I had to stop raiding due to IRL issues. I still played and it was fun even though Divine Storm had now changed and there was Holy Power and all those changes. It wasn't that bad. Now comes MoP. The fun has disappeared almost entirely from my spec and its usefulness as well. I can't raid because everyone's like this "ret sux, gotta have leet gear, go prot". I tried Prot and I just couldn't stand it. I want to play as Ret but raiding as Ret almost seems impossible. The DPS is horrible unless using all of available DPS cooldowns. The burst at the start is horrible and to be honest, the spec is plain boring. I want to keep playing my character with the spec I love but I'm just about ready to sit him and make him benchwarm for the expansion and possibly forever if it stays this way.
PS: I'm not going holy :P