No, rets are terrible right now. Templar Verdict damage isn't scaled correctly.
Much better stacking ap/str as prot and using Avenger's Shield.
Just because Ret's no longer crit for 2k damage doesn't mean they suck. Please don't talk trash before we've even had our first game night.
Look at my class.
What spec do you think I normally played in this and other lower level brackets?
Ret isn't viable right now at lower levels. With the same gear plus a shield, you can hit 300% harder with the pally Avenger Shield than you can with Templar Verdict. That is ONE button difference. The only other dps button that may even factor into play at all is Exorcism.
I wasn't talking trash, merely giving the experienced viewpoint of a RET who has had to convert to PROT since MoP came out to do anything meaningful at all in a game.
Think before you post. :P