I'm a 25 man raider too? I don't see why PW:S would stop being good in a 25-man. By this logic, every heal and CD that doesn't scale proportionally to raid size becomes pretty insignificant too.
I had to boggle at this as well. DS was all about PW:S spam at the 25 and 10 man level.
I'm glad PoH is losing its universal panacea status.
@Ceddya, I'm aware you are a 25man raider, but your comment was on 10man Heroic.
PW:S is a great tool in either format, but in 10man, the need to AoE is lessened and as such casting a few PW:S is going to be more effective than doing the same thing in 25man. PW:S is not a substitute for PoH unless we are allowed to spam it
@Kerias: Yes PW:S spam was all the rage, but they aren't going to let us do that again (nor at PW:S's current cost [on the PTR] can we).
I too would be glad for PoH spam to be gone (I've never been more bored with my class as I am right now) as long as we got something else to do in between that was effective for raid healing. PoH without DA is not effective for raid healing (when compared to every other healer). Casting single target heals is not effective for raid healing unless they exist over time (hots or shields).
Again I repeat Disc has no viable way to heal the raid in 5.2, and with current raids being built solely around huge bucketloads of raid damage, any healer than cannot help keep the raid alive is a bad healer. If Disc is no longer going to be the absorb healer, then give us something else. Because when 5.2 hits, Holy Paladin's will be doing more absorbing than we will (even if it's in more consistent smaller amounts).