oook. looks like we have another unexperienced player talking here. if you actually played ret and actually won a few fights , ull have way more healing to do than the amount of damage you will deal, hence why the spec and class is just totally not working right. a dps spec should be able to keep pressure on a target and DEAL DAMAGE, not try to outlast their opponents.
Ohhhhh the irony of this statement.
Yes, you can still burst someone down as ret if you're not absolutely terrible. That doesn't mean you CAN'T do enough damage or that we CAN'T be dps/damage heroes, but you have the added responsibility of keeping an eye on your teammates. If you don't WANT that responsibility you can go roll a pure class but I promise you good warriors, rogues, priests, and magi ALL know how to use their abilities to help their teammates.
Yes, ideally we should be putting pressure on our target but EVERY SITUATION IS DIFFERENT and you have to react accordingly. Sometimes I have to use my 3HP to heal my rogue partner or use a GCD to BoP my healer. My target isn't a raid boss focusing a tank.
Don't believe me? Look at your talents. There are 3 talents in the ret tree specifically designed to help you help your teammates. If you have a pvp build without [Selfless Healer] at the very least, you are terrible. Blizz is also giving rets an improved Cleanse to remove snares on ourselves with the intention that we use Freedom on others.
Remember also that burst is going to be different at lvl 85. As I recall they adjusted our base damage and health pools to help ease the insane burst of pvp (as well as boss damage). It's a problem at lvl80 but 80 isn't going to be the level cap for much longer.