Fun is subjective, hugely so. If it's not fun to you then don't play it.
Here's a key flaw in your thread topic. I think Inquisition is fun. I like the mechanic, when I hear that little sound effect go off and see the animation it gives me satisfaction.
You're totally right. I'm only saying I don't find it fun from my personal perspective, and trying to explain why. I'm glad you're satisfied with it. I think there's a lot of room for improvement.
I don't know why people want to make this thread about me. I was hoping for more discussion about ways to make Ret more fun to play. My paladin is primarily prot. I'm just kind of tired of tanking, honestly. I've been tanking since Vanilla, and I just don't feel like it right now, but all my world boss/bonus roll/rep gear still goes to my prot set. I get how to play Ret. I get the stat weights and I get the rotation/priority. It's not complicated. It's foolish to say I don't think it's fun because I don't know how to play, or because I'm not happy with my damage.
I know how to play, and I'm happy with my damage output. None of that has anything to do with my enjoyment of the game mechanics. I mentioned TV not doing enough damage. That's different than overall damage, and only one of a few factors I mentioned. Let me give an example:
Let's say I do an exo for 50k, judgment for 50k + weaken, CS for 50k, and then TV for 80k.... That's not as interesting as say, exo for 30k, judge for 30k, CS for 40k, and then TV for 130k + weaken. Same overall damage, just a different distribution. But again, that's just a small factor in bigger discussion about making Ret more fun.
I get Inquisition. I just don't like how it works. I don't think it's a fun mechanic. I get how it contributes to damage. I just don't find "press this button once every 30 sec to keep your damage where it should be" to be compelling gameplay. And it makes me not want to volunteer for fun things like Ji Kun (sp?) nest team. That's where it becomes a bigger problem. What I enjoy personally about WoW is fight mechanics more so than class mechanics.
As for my other characters, I primarily play a frost dk and a resto/ele shaman. I play my frost dk a lot now primarily because I'm starting to get into blood soloing. I actually think my resto shaman is the most fun and engaging character I have right now.