I'm pretty new to the game (Before the last few months I've only played for a month two years ago when I was snowed in.) But I can honestly say I am having a blast as a Discipline Priest. I can't stand playing pure DPS (I just feel so useless when compared to using my tank or Illy here) and I feel like you have far more control over a LFD when you are playing a healer; you are a LOT less likely to have that annoying instance as a dps when the healer/tank leave after the first boss or you're you initiate a pull only to see the healer start running AWAY to skin a few dead mobs.
Now, I usually que as DPS/Healer when I try to enter LFD. For some reason, when ever I AM put in as a DPS, I am suddenly subjected to quite a bit of harassment (lol nub, why aren't you shadow? L2P) even though I am usually in the top 3 of the DPS chart, AND I've helped the healer when stuff goes terribly wrong and we are angling for a wipe. (Hunter pulls four groups of mobs as we engage boss? OK, pop Soul Shell and Prayer of Healing to give everyone a buffer as the healer focuses on the tank!)
So I'm just wondering, should I just dual spec as shadow to nip these complaints in the bud? I don't want to be mean, but in every instance I've seen a shadow spec priest, I've pulled greater damage even if it was passively cause thanks to Atonement.
Thank you for the help!