The issue I'm having is that in nearly full heirloom gear I have no chance what so ever at being competitive versus Paladins (i'm currently level 64). I often get killed in 3-4 hits and have not managed damage anywhere near this out of my DK. Not to mention my self heals offer around 30% from my pet, and death strike which might be around 10% here and there. Where as a Ret Paladin seems to be able to heal nearly to full with 1 flash of light. Add their Bubble and Lay on Hands and you have an impossible task for 1 DK to kill alone.
I've played this game a very long time off and on and consider myself proficient at most classes I have played having leveled a DK to max before. I'm certain I'm not missing any significant details of the class and it's playstyle.
I'm terribly disappointed that the balance between classes at any level below 90 has fallen to such a large gap. Does Blizzard have any intentions to level the playing field in the lower brackets? Or are we doomed to see lower level BG's flooded with Paladins. This really affects the enjoyment that I gain from leveling this particular character in the way I wanted to. And more importantly, creates an unfair environment based on class choice. Which as I understand goes against Blizzards direction for WoW.
a very disappointed player