I took the liberty to look at your logs, Scotters.
For your latest Jinrokh - Dark Animus kills, Atonement made up 20% of your healing. Now nerf that by 20%. In the bigger picture, it only nerfs your overall heals by 4%. I noticed you run with a off healer monk.
While I do understand that his off set is obviously not going to be as strong as your or your paladin's heal set, so let's just use the Megaera, Ji Kun, and Durumu kills, where the healing was somewhat close between you and the monk.
Let's look at Megaera first:
You did 33.2M healing
The Monk did 29.2M healing
Let's assume Atonement made up 20% of your healing that fight (it didn't, it was only ~13%)
With the nerf, you now did 31.9M healing, still more than the Monk
You did 10M healing
The Monk did 8.7M healing
Now I'm going to give you the benefit here and use the actual number for your Atonement healing: 43% of your heals. With the nerf, you'll do 9% less healing overall on that fight.
You still would do 9.1M in healing
You did 19.4M in healing
The Monk did 16.2M in healing
Now let's also give you the benefit and use the actual number of your Atonement healing: 25% of your heals overall. With the nerf, you'll do 5% less healing.
You'd do 18.4M in healing
What's my point in comparing only these fights? Well, these were the only fights that the Monk even came close to matching your Disc numbers, so even with the nerf to Atonement, you would still easily beat him in numbers.
As GC said about the SWP nerf: SWP only does a percentage of your damage and nerfing that spell by another percentage only equates to about a 3-4% nerf overall.
If you think Disc will not be in a "good place" after this nerf, take a look at this:
Disc is one of the top specs for healing right now. Even with the nerf, do you think theyd fall to Monk or Holy Priest level? Even so, Disc would be a viable spec to play. However, I think that they will realistically fall only slightly behind Holy Paladin to between Holy Paladin and Monks.
Edited by Jessaurus on 4/1/2013 5:07 PM PDT