I ended Cata and started MoP as a Feral/Balance Druid. I rolled a Priest for the first time ever (starting in Vanilla), because it's the only class I struggled against as a Feral, and I wanted to know it better. I ended up falling in love with it, and my MoP experience shifted from "Waiting for the FFXIV relaunch" to "I'm actually having fun with this!".
To be honest, I was fine with the DP and healing change. I think they were misplaced changes, but they didn't make me facepalm when I read them. My Balance Druid does more burst, the same DoT, and more healing with better mobility and is more survivable than my Shadow. The Solar/Lunar mechanic is less clunky and more rewarding than Shadow orbs, AND doesn't force me to choose between Burst/Healing and CC. But I digress, it doesn't matter that Balance is already superior.
You know what's definitely the funniest part though? They didn't even fix what people complained about the most: Void Shift. A percentage health swap from 40 yards that takes people out of Execute range almost no matter what? And skips things like Battle Fatigue, Mortal Strike, and Necrosis? Yeah, probably a little bit too strong for PvP; Kinda obvious.
So instead of addressing the real issues, I read the notes today and see: Phantasm, The Nerfening. I guess the goal is to address Void Shift indirectly by cycling S.Priest out entirely?
Wow. Just wow. I could fart out better ideas, but this is what you guys thought was wrong with Priest? Here, I'll do it right now:
And Dispersion? I could understand this if it was an ability like Ice Block or Divine Shield, but it's not. On my Feral, I lick my chops when I hear Dispersion. All I have to do is Cyclone and wait. If I have more than 50% HP and a trinket CD, that Priest is dead, even in 5.1. But 5.2? I'll just train SPriests all match because... what can they really do to shake a melee?
Like I hinted at in the beginning, I started MoP with the intent of quitting for FFXIV. But it just drives me batty that for the first time since WotLK, I found, in a class I had never even tried, a real reason to be excited to get off work and come home. Something that actually made me stop and think, "Holy crap, maybe I'm not just waiting on FFXIV, this is actually fun".